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Celebrity Roundup: June 8, 2012

By Sam Lansky

Amanda Bynes pleads not guilty to DUI after Obama plea, Tila Tequila goes MIA post-rehab, and model live-Tweets "sober" actor's airplane bender. MORE  

Shutting the Door on My Coked-Up Past

By Sam Lansky

While my dad was recovering from a massive heart attack, I was on a coke run. Since then, I've tried to become a better son, while still struggling to shut the door on memories I want to forget.   MORE  

Sex and Relationships in Sobriety

By Sam Lansky

For many gay men, when it comes to sex and dating, it's often hard to separate fantasy from reality. Drugs and alcohol helped many of us obscure some inconvenient truths about the objects of our affection. But what are you supposed to do when you're suddenly stone cold sober? MORE  

Britney Spears Is Finally Sober. So Why Does She Seem So Sad?

By Sam Lansky

As a teen I fantasized a fabulous life fueled by piles of drugs. Britney Spears was my idol. But my life came apart just as hers crashed and burned. Now that we're both sober, I've never felt more alive. So why does she seem so dead?    MORE  

Top Ten Addiction Songs

By Sam Lansky

Can anyone really identify the best pop songs about addiction? We can. Or at least we can publish a smart, admittedly haphazard and insanely subjective Top 10 list on the subject. Just to start a fight. MORE  

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Morning Roundup: Oct. 30, 2014

Mike Tyson claims he shared the same drug dealer as Robin Williams, police pull drunk man from burning car, and zombie woman arrested twice for DUI.

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Divorced or Separated Women Report Higher Stress and More Drug Use Than Men

Women who had ended their marriages reported higher levels of drug and alcohol use as a means to relieve stress.

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Banned Drugs Still Found in Weight-Loss Supplements

A new study shows that banned drugs and even anabolic steroids are still found in dietary supplements and sexual enhancement aids.

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Insurance Companies Will Only Pay for Expensive Hep C Drugs If Patients Are Really Sick

Insurance companies don't seem to care about stopping hepatitis C in the early stages and preventing patients from developing permanent liver damage.

10/29/14 3:30pm
Mexican Mayor Responsible for Disappearance of Students Had Ties to Drug Cartel

Mayor Jose Luis Abarca and his wife Maria have been fugitives since late September.

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Not So Sexy: Tales From a Relapser’s Bed

In darker periods, I would sleep with some guy in the hopes of making him love me. It would work for a couple of months here and there, but I could only keep ‘sloppy drunk girl’ at bay for so long.

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