Posts tagged "drug abuse"

The Soapbox: In (Reluctant) Defense of Dr. Phil

I never thought I’d write an article under that title but here goes. Earlier this week, Dr. Phil asked over Twitter: "If a girl is drunk, is it alright to have sex with her?" The Twittersphere overwhelmingly answered "No," calling Dr. Phil a “moron,” “asshole” and “rape apologist,” among other things. I…
By: Melissa Petro / August 22, 2013

Cory Monteith Died Of Heroin And Alcohol Overdose

An autopsy and toxicology report has confirmed that Cory Monteith died from an overdose of heroin and alcohol. The "Glee" star died suddenly in a Vancouver hotel room on Saturday at age 31 after almost two decades of struggling with drug addiction. [TMZ] Kim Kardashian tweeted #NoJustice i…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 16, 2013

Some Thoughts On Cory Monteith’s Death

I was in bed, half-awake, on Sunday morning when I found out that  Cory Monteith, one of the lead actors on "Glee," had died suddenly of an apparent drug overdose the day before. Monteith was never a celebrity that I would have expected to die at 31. Even though I knew he had…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 16, 2013

Lea Michele Requests Privacy Following Cory Monteith’s Death

Lea Michele's publicist has requested privacy for the actress following the sudden death of her boyfriend, "Glee" co-star Cory Monteith, 31, over the weekend. Monteith, who struggled with drug addiction since he was 13, allegedly overdosed on drugs this weekend in a Vancouver hotel room. The actor had voluntarily checked into…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 15, 2013

Steven Tyler “Snorted Half Of Peru,” Spent $6 Million On Drugs

Steven Tyler from Aerosmith hit up a "60 Minutes" interview and confessed he's spent around $5 million or $6 million on drugs over his lifetime. "You also could say I snorted half of Peru, but it doesn't matter," the singer said. Uhhh, I kinda think it does matter ... ? [Daily Mail UK]…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 22, 2013

Britney Spears Was A Meth Addict, Ex-Manager Blabs

The lawyer for Britney Spears's ex-manager Sam Lufti has alleged that Brit-Brit used to be a meth and amphetamine addict and that she had OD-ed the night in 2008 when she was strapped to a stretcher and hospitalized. Lufti is also claiming Brit shaved her head during that infamous 2007 meltdown to hide DNA evidence…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 19, 2012

8 Reality TV Stars With Drug Problems

We were totally shocked when we saw former "America's Next Top Model" contest Jael Strauss -- who'd appeared on Cycle 8 of the series -- would be appearing on a "Dr. Phil" episode devoted to her drug abuse. Since appearing on the series six years ago, Jael's life has taken a severely downward slide. She's bee…
By: Julie Gerstein / September 12, 2012

The Soapbox: On Cat Marnell & Rubbernecking Drug Addicts

If you've been hanging out in the ladyblogosphere, you've heard of Cat Marnell. Or maybe you know her as "Cat Marnell, ugh." Cat Marnell was — until last week — the health/beauty editor at xoJane. More pertinently, though, she was an open, unabashed, self-described "pillhead" who frequently wrote about her drug use and abuse online.
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 18, 2012

Today’s Lady News: On Taking Drugs While Pregnant

This week, The New York Times Magazine explores a difficult and complex issue: prosecuting drug-addicted mothers whose drug use harms their fetus in the womb. The piece zeroes in on Alabama prosecutors who are charging drug-addicted mothers, ostensibly to help the mothers, although it often lands the mothers in jail. It's a big, complicated issue and definitely…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 25, 2012

Demi Lovato: Club Promoters Gave Me Free Drugs

"I would come off stage in front of 18,000 people and suddenly be alone in a hotel room. I'd come crashing down and would try to find a way to recreate that feeling, to stay 'up.' Promoters gave me drugs and alcohol in restaurants or clubs. They wanted me to come back so I would…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 23, 2012

What Do We Think Of “Pothead” Candy?

Some things really get my goat when it comes to kids, like little girls wearing heavy makeup. (Cough, cough.) But pot leaf-shaped candy? Meh. Parents around the country are reportedly upset with "pothead" lollipops and ring-pops, which are sour apple-flavored suckers in the shape of marijuana leaves. According to the Washington Post,…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 11, 2011

These Spiderwebs Were Created By Drugged Spiders

Somewhere in a lab far, far away, scientists fed spiders flies injected with LSD, mescaline, hashish, and caffeine. These are their webs. [ICNT4GIVE]…
By: Annika Harris / October 7, 2010

I-Dosing Gets Teens High Digitally?!

You're probably asking yourself: "How the hell is it possible to get high digitally?" Well, you know those ecstasy-hungry and internet-savvy teens are always looking for the next big high. And apparently, one only needs a set of headphones, an MP3 player, and an internet connection to experience "i-dosing," which involves purchasing "digital drugs" from…
By: Annika Harris / July 15, 2010

Quotable: Lindsay Lohan Talks Cocaine

"I tried to mask my problems with alcohol, cocaine and mind-altering substances. Now I'm in a place where I don't need to use anything and I can feel emotions because I choose to. ... I went to rehab three times. The first time I checked myself in because I had taken Ambien. It'…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 23, 2010

Is It Becoming More Acceptable to Talk About Drug Abuse?

For as long as I can remember, drugs have mystified me. It started with the movie “Mask” starring Eric Stoltz as a 16-year old boy with a major facial deformity and Cher as his cokehead, biker chic mother. In my 7-year-old mind I attributed Eric Stoltz’s facial deformity to Cher’s use of cocaine during her…
By: Ami Angelowicz / August 12, 2009

Is Lindsay Lohan A Cutter?

Star magazine is reporting that Lindsay Lohan could be indulging in her old habits of drinking and doing cocaine. But Linds also may have taken up a new compulsion -- cutting. Although we don't always believe Star, Pop Eater did a little photographic investigation, and Lindsay does appear to have a…
By: Annika Harris / September 25, 2008
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