DRUG ADDICT

  • Mizoram may retire alcoholic, drug addict policemen September 10, 2014

    Aizawl: The Mizoram government may ask policemen who are chronic alcoholics or drug addicts to leave the job, an official said. "The state government is considering a proposal to refer the alcoholic or drug addict policemen to a medical board. If the medical board finds them chronic alcoholic or drug addict...
  • Massachusetts jail offers $1,000ashot drug to fight addiction, recidivism September 6, 2014

    Massachusetts: When William Luz's father died behind bars last month at 62 of liver failure and other illnesses tied to a lifetime of illegal drug use, his son, a former addict himself, could have dulled the pain with heroin. But Luz, who had been released from jail a few weeks before...
  • Porn addiction akin to drug addiction: Study July 13, 2014

    London: Porn addiction triggers the same brain activity in people as triggered in drug addicts, according to a new Cambridge study. Pornography triggers brain activity in people with compulsive sexual behaviour known commonly as sex addiction similar to that triggered by drugs in the brains of drug addicts, researchers...
  • Over 70,000 report to deaddiction centres in Punjab June 29, 2014

    Chandigarh: Over 70,000 drug addicts have reported at government drug deaddiction centres across Punjab, following the recent crackdown on the drugs supply chain in the state, police said on Sunday. A police spokesman said that the crackdown has led to the drug supply network being broken. He claimed that the availability...
  • Need to make drug addicts productive members of society: President June 26, 2014

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday expressed concern over the growing alcoholism and drug abuseand advocated a comprehensive programme with focus on making the addicts productive members of society after getting them off alcohol and drugs. "The aim of the comprehensive treatment programme should not merely be to get the...
  • Drug availability very little in Punjab now: Sukhbir Singh Badal June 18, 2014

    Chandigarh: The availability of drugs in Punjab has become "very little" due to several "proactive" measures taken by the state government, including arrest of 145 kingpins of the trade and action against 24 policemen, Deputy Chief Minister Skhbir Singh Badal said on Wednesday. Talking to reporters, Badal gave a clean chit...
  • Badal to take up drug smuggling issue with Vasundhara Raje June 5, 2014

    Punjab Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal on Wednesday said he would take up the issue of drug smuggling from neighbouring Rajasthan into the state with his counterpart Vasundhra Raje. "Drugs like poppy husk are being openly sold in Rajasthan due to which it is difficult for the Punjab government to check...
  • Arrest drug peddlers rather than addicts: Amarinder Singh to Punjab government May 30, 2014

    Patiala: Congress senior leader Amarinder Singh on Friday said that mere arrest of drug addicts will not help curbing the menace in Punjab as drug supply is the real concern to fight with. "The indiscriminate arrest of drug addicts across Punjab without providing them deaddiction treatment will serve no purpose unless...
  • Russell Brand opens up on Winfrey's show about drug addiction March 7, 2014

    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. Lindsay Lohan...
  • Hoffman's personal diaries reveal his struggle with addiction February 12, 2014

    New York: Oscarwinning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman's two personal diaries that were found during investigation reportedly reveal his struggle to overcome his addiction. Cops investigating the 46yearold 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 'hardcore' drug addiction? February 11, 2014

    New York: Robert Vineberg, who was arrested on suspicion of providing drug to late Philip Seymore Hoffman, has revealed the 'Capote' star was a "hardcore 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 February 4, 2014

    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...
  • CJ Show: A childhood lost to drug abuse and child labour September 22, 2013

    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? September 20, 2013

    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 in a...
  • A new book reveals about Lady Gaga's drug addiction July 26, 2013

    New York: A former friend of pop star Lady Gaga has reportedly revealed about her drug use in a tellall 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 27yearold singer while she was an...
  • India Positive: Stories of courage and good work June 8, 2013

    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 June 8, 2013

    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 June 6, 2013

    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 May 27, 2013

    The heartrending story of recovered child drug addicts denied school admission because of their past. ...
  • Maynard was high on drugs before accident: Police February 26, 2013

    London: One of English cricket's rising stars died after being electrocuted on a railway line then struck by a train as he attempted to flee police while on drink and drugs, a coroner's inquest was told Tuesday. Surrey batsman Tom Maynard, widely regarded as a future England international, was found...
  • Cong backs Rahul's claim on drug addiction in Punjab October 12, 2012

    New Delhi: A day after Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi sparked a row over his statement about drug addiction among the youth in Punjab, his party on Friday backed his claims and launched an attack on the state government for not taking steps to solve the problem. Hitting out at the...
  • Mumbai: Drug addict caught stealing fans from court July 24, 2012

    Mumbai: Heating up things for cops and lawyers, a 22yearold drug addict was arrested by the Colaba police for stealing fans and electronic equipment from the City Civil and Sessions Court at Fort. Shortly before being nabbed, Shamsher Ali Laik Ali, a footpath dweller at Kala Ghoda, was fleeing with...
  • Watching husband suffer, woman fights drug abuse May 16, 2012

    New Delhi: Delhi's Rekha Jhingan has been fighting the menace of drug abuse for the past 20 years after her own athlete husband took to drugs in 1991 and she didn't have many options then to help him get rid of the habit. Rekha Jhingan's day begins in the national capital's...
  • Amy Winehouse heads back to rehab May 29, 2011

    Los Angeles: Troubled British singer Amy Winehouse is heading back to rehab, her spokeswoman said on Friday. Winehouse, 27, ironically best known for her 2006 hit 'Rehab', checked herself in to a UK clinic on Wednesday prior to playing several summer dates in Europe. "Amy has embarked on a treatment program at...
  • Gul Panag to fight against female foeticide May 13, 2010

    Chandigarh: Former Miss India and actress Gul Panag will now be seen in a new avatar of a crusader disseminating awareness about social evils like female foeticide and drug addiction. She has joined hands with the Chandigarh administration for this endeavour. The health department here has enrolled a citybased NGO Shamsher...
  • Fighting drug demon, the positive way November 20, 2008

    Mumbai: I am an addict and I am one of you. A drug addict is not a curse to the society, says Chetan Joshi, a former drug addict who has seen the dark side of drug addiction. Chetan was 15 years old when he got addicted to drugs, but today, at...
  • Addicted to drugs, they made a comeback November 11, 2008

    A man who was willing to sell his sixmonth old daughter to get money for his drugs. A drug addict who forced his mother to sell her jewellery. These men had fallen low in life but they kicked their habit and cleaned up their act. ...
  • Amy Winehouse held for alleged drug offenses May 9, 2008

    London: Grammyawardwinning singer, Amy Winehouse has been released on bail after her arrest for alleged drug offenses, London's Metropolitan Police said Thursday. Winehouse, 24, posted bail on Wednesday night and is due in court in May, said a police spokesman, who declined to be named in line with policy. The singer...
  • Amy Winehouse to perform at Grammys via satellite February 10, 2008

    Los Angeles: A day after saying "no, no, no" to troubled British pop singer Amy Winehouse, US officials on Friday granted a work visa that would allow her to perform at this weekend's Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. But the beehivecoiffed tabloid staple, who is in rehab for a crippling...
  • Over 2 million drug addicts in Iran December 7, 2007

    Bomehan (Iran): Iran has nearly two million drug addicts, mostly men, a growing number of whom are leaving their families and their wives to fend for themselves. ...