DUIs, Substance Abuse & Rehab

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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Snoop Dogg Claims He Smoked Weed In The White House

July 23rd, 2014 1:21pm EDT
Snoop Dogg Claims He Smoked Weed In The White House
Snoop Dogg, who is known for his penchant for pot, allegedly smoked marijuana in the White House. The rapper claims he tricked security at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C., and lit up a joint while using the bathroom.

During an interview on his YouTube web series "Double G News Network," featuring an appearance by Jimmy Kimmel, the late night talk show host asked Snoop Dogg, "Have you ever smoked in the White House?"

The rapper answered, "In the bathroom... not in the White House, but in the bathroom. Cos (sic) I said, 'May I use the bathroom for a second?' and they (the secur...
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Peaches Geldof Died Of Heroin Overdose, Confirms Coroner

July 23rd, 2014 11:43am EDT
Peaches Geldof Died Of Heroin Overdose, Confirms Coroner
British socialite Peaches Geldof had been receiving treatment for heroin addiction for two and a half years before she died of a drug overdose last April.

During an inquest in Kent, England, her husband Thomas Cohen said Peaches, 25, had been taking heroin substitute methadone and undergoing weekly testing; however, he suspected she was using again.

In February, she flushed a bag of heroin down the toilet that she had stashed in the attic after Thomas confronted her about her drug use.

When she died on April 7, police searched the couple's home and found 6.9 grams of heroin, several need...
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