Addiction

  • Russell Brand opens up on Winfrey's show about drug addiction 07-03-2014 06:22 PM

    Los Angeles: Russell Brand sat down with Oprah Winfrey for a candid conversation about drug addiction on the latter's talk show. Brand will be seen sharing information about his former struggles with heroin and how life slowly recovered, in the premiere episode of Oprah Prime, airing Sunday, reports entertainment weekly....
  • Woman drinks 10 litres of Diet Coke every day and has spent 150,000 pounds on the fizzy drink over 28 years 22-02-2014 03:45 PM

    A Diet Coke addict has spent nearly 150,000 pounds on the fizzy drink over 28 years. Mother of five Jakki Ballan, 42, drinks up to 10 litres of Diet Coke every day. Ballan has been hooked to the soft drink since she was 14 years old. Her 30-year dependence on...
  • Hoffman's personal diaries reveal his struggle with addiction 12-02-2014 05:33 PM

    New York: Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman's two personal diaries that were found during investigation reportedly reveal his struggle to overcome his addiction. Cops investigating the 46-year-old actor's death on February 2 due to an apparent drug overdose, discovered two of his private journals in his New York City apartment,...
  • Did Oscar winning Philip Seymore Hoffman have a 'hard-core' drug addiction? 11-02-2014 01:37 PM

    New York: Robert Vineberg, who was arrested on suspicion of providing drug to late Philip Seymore Hoffman, has revealed the 'Capote' star was a "hard-core addict" while denying his role in Hoffman's death. Vineberg, a jazz musician and an addict himself, called Hoffman a friend in a jailhouse interview to...
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman among thousands of addiction victims 04-02-2014 10:20 AM

    Los Angeles: Philip Seymour Hoffman suffered from a chronic medical condition that required ongoing treatment. An admitted drug addict who first sought professional help more than two decades ago, Hoffman apparently succumbed to his illness with an overdose despite a return to rehab last March. A father of three with...
  • I have marijuana addiction, says Lady Gaga 12-11-2013 05:06 PM

    Los Angeles: Lady Gaga has admitted that she is addicted to marijuana. The 27-year-old singer, who is back in the spotlight after a hip injury, said she turns to marijuana to deal with the challenges in her music career, reported People magazine. "I have been addicted to it and it's...
  • MP govt to hold alcohol prohibition week on Mahatma Gandhi's birth anniversary 26-09-2013 01:04 PM

    Madhya Pradesh government will observe October 2-8 as prohibition week marking the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. During the period, various programmes will be held to create awareness among people to dissuade them from consumption of liquor and drugs, an official release said on Thursday. People will be advised to...
  • CJ Show: A childhood lost to drug abuse and child labour 22-09-2013 01:35 PM

    Due to poverty and absence of government rehabilitation for underprivileged children, many children across the country work as labourers in small scale industries and as domestic help etc. Most of them fall into drug addiction and other forms of abuse. One such child in Delhi turns CJ to narrate his...
  • Zac Efron sought professional help after facing a relapse? 20-09-2013 03:38 PM

    Los Angeles: Actor Zac Efron reportedly sought professional help twice this year after facing a major relapse for alcohol and drug addiction. The 25-year-old was addicted to alcohol and cocaine for two years, after which he decided to seek professional help in March this year. He left California and stayed...
  • I lost everything to drugs: Steven Tyler 11-09-2013 02:19 PM

    Los Angeles: Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler has spoken candidly about his battle to get his life back together in the aftermath of his drug addiction, admitting, 'I lost everything'. The singer has endured numerous stints in rehab over the last few years, and most recently sought treatment in 2009 to...
  • Brain's reward system causes Facebook addiction 01-09-2013 03:23 PM

    Berlin: How addicted you are to Facebook may be determined by how a certain part of your brain works, a first-of-its-kind study suggests. A person's intensity of Facebook use can be predicted by activity in the nucleus accumbens, a reward-related area of the brain, researchers at Freie Universitat Berlin, said....
  • Lindsay Lohan is addicted to online shopping 15-08-2013 01:43 PM

    Los Angeles: Troubled star Lindsay Lohan is reportedly addicted to internet shopping and in rehab spent majority of her time browsing. The 27-year-old browsed various websites and bought an outrageous amounts of goods often spending up to USD 5,000 per day, according to RadarOnline. "Lindsay would shop online all day....
  • A new book reveals about Lady Gaga's drug addiction 26-07-2013 12:15 PM

    New York: A former friend of pop star Lady Gaga has reportedly revealed about her drug use in a tell-all book named 'Rivington Was Ours: Lady GaGa, The Lower East Side and the Prime of Our Lives'. Brendan Jay Sullivan, who was close to the 27-year-old singer while she was...
  • India Positive: Stories of courage and good work 08-06-2013 09:59 PM

    In this episode of India Positive, we bring you the stories of school children, who made world record by scaling Mount Everest. Also story from Punjab - a teachers efforts to steer students away from a life of drugs and stories from across the country. ...
  • 30 Minutes: Punjab fights to steer students away from a life of drugs 08-06-2013 09:50 PM

    Punjab, the land of plenty. The state today is faced with an enemy within - drugs. And it's most lethal attack has been on one of the holiest cities for the Sikhs - Amritsar. ...
  • Amritsar: Teacher steers students away from a life of drugs 06-06-2013 08:59 AM

    Amritsar: Punjab, the land of plenty. The state today is faced with an enemy within - drugs. And it's most lethal attack has been on one of the holiest cities for the Sikhs - Amritsar. Barely eight kilometres from the Golden Temple is Makboolpura infamously known as the village of...
  • CJ Show: Children denied an education 27-05-2013 01:13 AM

    The heart-rending story of recovered child drug addicts denied school admission because of their past. ...
  • Facebook may affect your mental health: Study 05-05-2013 07:20 PM

    Jerusalem: Facebook and other social networking sites may affect your mental health by causing psychotic episodes and delusions, researchers warn. As Internet access becomes increasingly widespread, so do related psychopathologies such as Internet addiction and delusions related to the technology and to virtual relationships, according to the study. Computer communications...
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt turns director with 'Don Jon's Addiction' 19-02-2013 06:10 PM

    The film stars the actor himself opposite Scarlett Johansson and Julianne Moore. ...
  • Think before you drink!

    The Back Story |  Akansha Pradeep
    The story of Vijay Simha and his long drawn battle with addiction and substance abuse is not only true but hard to believe. He says...

  • Dehradun: Man dies in de-addiction centre 06-11-2012 11:39 AM

    Dehradun: A young man admitted to a de-addiction centre in Dehradun was found dead in mysterious circumstances. The dead youngsters identified as Rajesh was admitted to the de-addiction centre in Dehraduns Arya nagar just 5 days ago. Rajeshs family claims that the employees of the de-addiction centre had beaten him...
  • FTN: Does it need an Aamir Khan to wake us up to the dangers of growing alcohol abuse?

    The last episode of TV show 'Satyamev Jayate' focussed on the issue of alcoholism. Tonight at 10 PM CNN-IBN's Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose discusses with...
  • Smoking pot on the rise among Chennai techies 09-01-2012 09:53 AM

    I was alone, I took a ride I didnt know what I would find there Another road where maybe I could see another kind of mind there When Paul McCartney penned these lyrics for The Beatles Got to Get You Into My Life, he had just been introduced to marijuana....
  • MJ trial: Dr Murray sentenced to 4 years in jail 29-11-2011 11:44 PM

    New Delhi: Michael Jackson's physician, Doctor Conrad Murray on Tuesday was sentenced to four years in jail. Murray was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter for having given Jackson an overdose of the anesthetic propofol on the June 25, 2009 to help him fight chronic insomnia. The Prosecutors also want Murray...
  • MJ trial: Dr Murray to be sentenced today 29-11-2011 07:10 AM

    New Delhi: Michael Jackson's physician, Doctor Conrad Murray will be sentenced on Tuesday. Murray is facing up to four years of imprisonment. He was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter for having given Jackson an overdose of the anesthetic propofol on the June 25, 2009 to help him fight chronic insomnia....
  • Prosecutors seek 4-year sentence for MJ's doctor 24-11-2011 12:54 PM

    Los Angeles: Prosecutors who depicted Michael Jackson's doctor as remorseless for the superstar's death urged a judge Wednesday to sentence him to four years in prison, while a defense lawyer said Dr Conrad Murray is in a prison of self-punishment and should receive probation. The opposing sentencing memos were filed...
  • Metros see steep rise in party drugs 10-11-2011 12:08 PM

    New Delhi: Twenty-year-old Alisha Jose, a bright college student from a middle-class family in Delhi, was coaxed to try a "pill" at a party by her friends around two years ago. Little did she know that it would be her first step towards ruin. According to sources in the Narcotics...