Many of us look back on our youth and acknowledge a few regrets here and there. Toni Braxton, the award winning R&B singer, also has a few regrets from her…
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Growing up in the intense spotlight of fame took its toll on pop star, Demi Lovato, causing the talented young singer to cope with her highly public life through alcohol and drug abuse. After multiple close calls, she now curbs her addictions through a lifestyle she calls “California sober.”
But…what does that mean, exactly?
Let’s say you bought some meth in a recent drug deal. Let’s say you smoked it and didn’t like it. Then let’s say you wanted to get the meth’s purity tested. Who would you call for that “service”?
Probably NOT who Doug Kelly called….
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Philip Seymour Hoffman. Cory Monteith. River Phoenix. They all share at least two things in common: they were highly-paid actors…and they died from an overdose of heroin. Now, lawmakers are working to ensure that no one else suffers the same fate.
But their “solution” is a highly contested one….
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So your teenager seems glued to the screen of his or her laptop? Do you wonder if your adolescent might have an addiction to the Internet? If so, there’s a simple test that reveals whether or not they have an unhealthy dependence on the World Wide Web:
They poison your milkshake so they can get more screen time.
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Over the last two thousand years, the Bible has been used by various people to justify just about anything: the Crusades, slavery, gay marriage, etc. But one man in New Zealand may have chosen the wildest cause yet.
He claims the Bible gives him permission to grow marijuana.
For years, he served as a highly decorated law enforcement officer. President Clinton appointed him to the National Commission on Crime Prevention and Control in 1995 and he was honored as Sheriff of the Year in 2001. A jail in Colorado was even named after him!
But when former sheriff Pat Sullivan broke the law, he was sent to the very prison that bore his name!
Her music captivated millions; her highly public struggles with drugs and alcohol drew the attention of millions more. But it all ended on July 23, 2011 when Amy Winehouse died in her North London home at the young age of 27.
But in life’s ultimate irony, one of her biggest songs actually contained everything she needed to be alive today.
A slightly overzealous D.E.A. officer was driving through Texas when he stopped at a ranch and began talking with the old rancher. The agent told the rancher, “I need to inspect your property for illegally grown drugs.”
In October of 2009, MTV was set to release a new reality show called “Gone Too Far,” starring world renowned disc jockey – and former drug addict – DJ AM attempting to help addicts by co-hosting interventions with their family members.
All that changed when DJ AM’s body was found in his New York apartment in the aftermath of a fatal overdose.