| Sep 24, 2013
| 12:22 PM
Jada Pinkett Smith is getting philosophical with age and revealing that she previously struggled with addiction.
The actress and wife of megastar Will Smith turned 42 on Sept. 18, prompting her to reflect on where she's been and where she is now....
| Sep 26, 2013
| 2:45 PM
Cocaine messes around with the brain. That scientific no-brainer has been getting more focused over the years, as neuroscientists identify key circuitry that can be reshaped by addiction.
But an addiction researcher in Switzerland believes his...
| Sep 13, 2013
"What do you think of 'Orange Is the New Black?'" Since Netflix's series about life in a women's prison premiered this summer, I've fielded the same question from almost everyone I know. I guess it's because I have some experience on the subject. Before I...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 6:11 AM
Her name is Lindsay and she is a chaos addict.
That was the No. 1 takeaway from Lindsay Lohan’s amply hyped interview with Oprah Winfrey, a “television event” broadcast on the talk show doyenne’s Oprah Winfrey Network program...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 11:54 AM
As the shock of Cory Monteith’s sudden death began to settle in Monday, tributes to the “Glee” star started trickling in from all corners of Hollywood.
Many who encountered the 31-year-old offered their thoughts on Monteith, who they...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 3:30 PM
RIO DE JANEIRO -- Visiting with a group of recovering addicts in a Brazilian hospital Wednesday night, Pope Francis criticized the regional push to legalize drugs, saying society must instead tackle root causes of substance abuse such as the lack of...
| Aug 11, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Over the last decade, the maker of the potent painkiller OxyContin has compiled a database of hundreds of doctors suspected of recklessly prescribing its pills to addicts and drug dealers, but has done little to alert law enforcement or medical...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 5:47 PM
San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, 70, announced Friday that he will enter a “behavioral counseling clinic” on Aug. 5 to deal with issues relating to the multiple sexual harassment allegations against him. Although details of his treatment plan are...
| Aug 25, 2013
| 7:31 PM
In the back of a skid row community health center, a woman with teardrop tattoos under her eyes begins to tell her story.
To a circle of other women, she says she ran away from home and joined a gang at 13. She started injecting PCP, and as a teen spent...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 3:55 PM
Need help with your food or alcohol issues? Here are a few ideas about getting help:
Alcoholics Anonymous, Central Office in Los Angeles: (323) 936-4343, http://www.lacoaa.org
Overeaters Anonymous Meeting Hotline in Los Angeles: (323) 653-7499, http:/...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 5:30 AM
Like most people, Josh Gad thought of sex addiction as a joke. He'd read headlines about the debauched exploits of such celebrities as David Duchovny, Tiger Woods and Russell Brand — all of whom went to rehab to treat the behavioral disorder —...