DUIs, Substance Abuse & Rehab

Tom Hanks' Son Reveals Secret Drug Battle

November 27th, 2014 3:29pm EST
Chet Haze
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson's son Chester has opened up about his long struggle with alcohol and drugs.

Fearing that the media would expose his secret, the celebrity offspring, 24, posted a video on Instagram with the message: "I've been struggling with substance abuse since I was 16 years old. Finally at the age of 24 I decided to get some help. With 50 days of sobriety under my belt, I can honestly say I'm the happiest I've ever been. I'm thankful for my family and everybody that cares about me, including my fans.

"I've been blessed with the programs of AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) and NA (N...
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Sharon Stone 'Devastated' Over Nephew's Death

November 20th, 2014 12:03pm EST
Sharon Stone
Actress Sharon Stone is reportedly "devastated" over the sudden death of her 22 year-old nephew Colin Stone, from a suspected heroin overdose.

Colin, the son of Sharon’s brother Michael Stone, was found dead at his apartment in Hollywood on November 10 “during a welfare check by his apartment manager,” said Ed Winter of the L.A. County Coroner’s office.

He explained to Radar Online: “His death was recorded as a possible overdose, pending toxicology reports”, while a source "connected to the situation" reportedly told Radar his death was "believed to be" caused by a heroin overdose.

The a...
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Amanda Bynes 'Out Of It' & Under The Influence Of Adderall When Arrested

September 30th, 2014 10:53am EDT
Amanda Bynes 'Out Of It' & Under The Influence Of Adderall When
Amanda Bynes was under the influence of prescription drug Adderall when she was arrested for DUI early Sunday morning. The actress was stopped by police in the Van Nuys neighborhood of Los Angeles, Calif., after she drove her Mercedes into an intersection and stopped. She failed multiple sobriety tests, was "out of it," and had Adderall in her system, sources told TMZ.

Adderall is used to treat narcolepsy and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). College students and young professionals sometimes use the drug to enhance performance.

Bynes was hospitalized at a psychiatric cente...
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20 Celebrity Lushes

September 23rd, 2014 1:15pm EDT
20 Celebrity Lushes
Celebrities are like regular people in that they occasionally overindulge in things they should consume in moderation.

But too many stars have battled drug addiction and alcoholism, and although many are currently sober, some still struggle to stay clean.

Lindsay Lohan, who charmed audiences with films such as "The Parent Trap," "Freaky Friday" and "Herbie Fully Loaded," has been to rehab six times to battle her addictions.

She told Oprah Winfrey in 2013: "(Alcohol) in the past was the gateway to other things, for me... I tried cocaine with alcohol... It allowed me to drink more. I think...
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5 Musicians Experiencing A Horrible 2014 (With Bonus Tracks!)

September 17th, 2014 4:00pm EDT
5 Musicians Experiencing A Horrible 2014 (With Bonus Tracks!)
Not everybody is having a swell 2014. Some people are searching for employment, grieving over a loved one, or dealing with the heartbreak of a relationship. Others – those creatures called musicians – are dealing with some of the same things, not to mention flopped albums and a boatload of controversy. Here are five musicians experiencing a horrible 2014, with three honorable ‘bonus tracks’ thrown in.

1) Robin Thicke

It should take an army to beat Justin Bieber at the coveted top spot, but Robin Thicke has it “signed, sealed, and delivered” following nothing short of a dreadful yea...
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Robin Thicke Was Too High On Vicodin To Write 'Blurred Lines'

September 16th, 2014 2:54pm EDT
Robin Thicke Was Too High On Vicodin To Write 'Blurred Lines'
While being interrogated for allegedly copying Marvin Gaye's song "Got To Give It Up" to make "Blurred Lines," Robin Thicke confessed to being so high he couldn't have written the hit track.

Gaye's family filed a lawsuit against Thicke, Pharrell Williams and T.I., accusing them of ripping off the song. Thicke gave a deposition in April, saying he took more credit for "Blurred Lines" than he should have, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The singer explained, "To be honest... I was high on Vicodin and alcohol when I showed up at the studio. So my recollection is when we made the song, I...
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Bobbi Kristina Brown's Husband Nick Gordon Arrested

August 29th, 2014 9:37am EDT
Bobbi Christina Brown
Nick Gordon, who is married to Whitney Houston's daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown, was arrested for driving under the influence on Thursday morning.

Police detained Gordon after he flipped his BMW and slammed it into a fire hydrant in Roswell, Georgia, according to TMZ.com. Gordon was driving on a suspended license.

Although a Breathalyzer test was not administered at the scene, officials are seeking a warrant for a blood test.

Gordon and Brown have been making headlines for the past year. Whitney Houston adopted Gordon when he was just 12 years old, and Gordon and Brown grew up together. T...
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Jackie Chan's Son Jacyee Arrested On Drug Charges

August 19th, 2014 3:26pm EDT
Jackie Chan's Son Jacyee Arrested On Drug Charges
Jackie Chan's son has been arrested on drug-related charges. Jaycee Chan, 31, and Taiwanese movie star Kai Ko, 23, were detained last Thursday, Beijing police said in a statement. Both men tested positive for marijuana, and more than 100 grams were found at Chan's home.

Earlier this month, police arrested actor Gao Hu ("The Flowers of War") for possession of marijuana and methamphetamines.

Authorities have been increasingly cracking down on illegal drugs. Earlier this summer, Chinese President Xi Jinping called for "forceful measures" to tackle drug use, according to BBC News.

BBC's Mart...
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ABC Anchor Elizabeth Vargas Returns To Rehab For Alcohol Abuse

August 18th, 2014 11:56am EDT
ABC Anchor Elizabeth Vargas Returns To Rehab For Alcohol Abuse
ABC news anchor Elizabeth Vargas has returned to rehab. The "20/20" host first checked herself into a clinic in November for alcohol abuse.

Vargas was on vacation in California when she decided to re-enter rehab on Saturday. She said in a statement to The News Sunday: "While on vacation this weekend, I decided to return to a recovery center. As so many other recovering alcoholics know, overcoming the disease can be a long and incredibly difficult process.

"I feel I have let myself, my co-workers and most importantly my family down and for that I am ashamed and sorry. I am committed to ba...
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Zac Efron: I Needed A Social Lubricant

July 30th, 2014 3:13pm EDT
Zac Efron Reveals Rehab Struggles On 'Running Wild With Bear Gry
Between rappelling down cliffs and eating bugs, Zac Efron revealed quite a bit about his ongoing struggle with addiction to Bear Grylls on the new show Running Wild with Bear Grylls.

Bear and Zac were relaxing by a fire when the survivalist asked the actor about the difficulties growing up famous. "It was so quick. It was shocking, you know what I mean?" Zac said, before Bear asked him directly about rehab. Zac Efron went to rehab last April, reportedly for drug and alcohol issues.

"The challenging part was never the work – it was sort of the in-between work," Zac revealed. "The social as...
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