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Morning Roundup: April 17, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Rob Kardashian denies drug abuse, man huffing paint punches pitbull, bus driver arrested for driving drunk teens, and middle school kid wears 'I [Heart] Weed shirt. MORE  

5th Annual Experience, Strength and Hope Award Honors Hairstylist Carrie White

By John Lavitt

The famed celebrity salon owner turned author overcame a lifetime of drug and alcohol abuse to achieve sobriety. MORE  

Morning Roundup: February 14, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

ABC's Dan Harris admits substance abuse, Australian police find meth in kayaks, Toronto councillor wants bars open early for Olympics, and Heineken sees slumping beer sales. MORE  

Morning Roundup: January 27, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Snoop Dogg blazes up hotel room, Rob Ford on Jeopardy, medical pot moves forward in Florida, and Gov. Cuomo bans welfare for gambling and booze. MORE  

Lindsay Lohan Announces New Film at Sundance

By Shawn Dwyer

The troubled former Disney star seeks another ‘fresh start’ following her latest battle with substance abuse. MORE  

VIDEO: Bill de Blasio's Teenage Daughter Talks Getting Sober

By McCarton Ackerman

Chiara de Blasio reveals her struggle with drugs and alcohol after being sober for several months. MORE  

Bradley Cooper Opens Up About Sobriety

By Shawn Dwyer

In an interview with GQ, the ‘Hangover’ actor talked about his quiet struggle with drugs and alcohol, and how getting sober led to a career rebirth. MORE  

DMT Use Skyrockets Among American Users

By Paul Gaita

Despite powerful hallucinogenic effects and intense vomiting among users, DMT has also been seen as an alternative treatment for addiction. MORE  

Feds to Allocate Millions More for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Therapy

By Shawn Dwyer

The funds are only part of an overall effort by the White House to increase mental illness and substance use disorder spending. MORE  

Demi Lovato Opens Up About Cocaine, Alcohol Abuse

By Shawn Dwyer

In her most frank discussion of her dark days of substance abuse, the Disney star has confessed to some surprising details about her past addiction. MORE  

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