Sober Tales
Cory Palazzi becomes anti-drug advocate after winning battle with opioid addiction
Cory Palazzi becomes anti-drug advocate after winning battle with opioid addiction
Oct 12, 2017

In high school, Cory Palazzi was a star athlete for whom throwing a curveball was as easy as pitching a knuckleball. The promising sportsperson was voted the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the entire baseball league despite being the youngest player in his team. However, during his junior year at Taunton High School in Taunton,

TV star Kerri-Anne Kennerley talks about cocaine and domestic violence
TV star Kerri-Anne Kennerley talks about cocaine and domestic violence
Oct 09, 2017

Kerri-Anne Kennerley, veteran television personality in Australia, has opened up about her tryst with cocaine during the early days of her career. Speaking to the Channel Seven’s Sunday Night, the Good Morning Australia legend admitted to have enjoyed the drug when she first tried it at a high-profile New York City party in the 1970s.

Sum 41 frontman Deryck Whibley doing well in recovery from alcoholism
Sum 41 frontman Deryck Whibley doing well in recovery from alcoholism
Oct 05, 2017

He was just one drink away from his death, said doctors attending to Sum 41 frontman Deryck Whibley, three years ago. However, he seems to be recovering well from alcoholism, as a hale and hearty Deryck Whibley was spotted out for a luncheon with friends in L.A. recently. Whibley, who has been quite vocal about

Darkness behind the laughter: Russel Brand writes about his addictions in new book
Darkness behind the laughter: Russel Brand writes about his addictions in new book
Oct 04, 2017

Comedian Russel Brand struggled with addictions and childhood abuse, a fact very few know. However, the man responsible for having people in splits has decided to open up about his dark life in his book “Recovery: Freedom from Our Addictions.” He wrote that he learnt many constructive things during recovery which has helped him stay

National Recovery Month: Real life Forrest Gump walks across U.S. for addiction awareness
National Recovery Month: Real life Forrest Gump walks across U.S. for addiction awareness
Sep 29, 2017

After 2,300 miles, 32-plus speeches and six worn-out shoes, 48-year-old Jim Downs of Florida is on the verge of concluding his epic journey of hope. When Downs would walk the final 5 miles on Sep 30, the Big Jim’s Walk, a month-long campaign that saw a man walking down the roads of America to raise

Comedian Patton Oswalt credits daughter for saving him from alcohol addiction after wife’s death
Comedian Patton Oswalt credits daughter for saving him from alcohol addiction after wife’s death
Sep 01, 2017

Famous for his roles in “The King of Queens” and “Ratatouille”, American stand-up comedian Patton Oswalt, in a recent interview with the Playboy magazine credited his eight-year-old daughter, Alice for saving his life. After his wife of 11 years, Michelle McNamara, passed away on April 2016, from an undiagnosed heart condition coupled with a combination

Leap of faith: How long jumper Luvo Manyonga fought addiction and won world title
Leap of faith: How long jumper Luvo Manyonga fought addiction and won world title
Aug 29, 2017

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” – George Bernard Shaw Life, they say, is what you make of it. Nothing proves this more aptly than the success of South African long jumper Luvo Manyonga, who, despite grappling with addiction, went on to win the world athletics title. Manyonga was struggling with

Guiding spirit: New York Senate leader seeks treatment for his alcohol problem
Guiding spirit: New York Senate leader seeks treatment for his alcohol problem
Aug 28, 2017

The biggest hurdle to the treatment of any addiction is the denial of its existence and refusal to seek help. If a person suffering from an addiction is able to overcome this hurdle, it is like winning half the battle. Given that addiction is a brain disorder and anyone can fall prey to it, there

Mary J. Blige opens up about her struggle with depression and addiction
Mary J. Blige opens up about her struggle with depression and addiction
Aug 24, 2017

The “Queen of Hip-Hop Soul,” Mary J. Blige, recently divulged details of how her singing was a gateway for her to escape the drudgery of her troubled childhood in The Bronx. She felt as if she had wings and could fly at will, taking her away from the problems of life. As a child, Blige

Charlize Theron talks about living with her father’s alcoholism and resultant trauma
Charlize Theron talks about living with her father’s alcoholism and resultant trauma
Jul 31, 2017

Alcoholism and domestic violence are a harsh reality of the society and nobody is immune to it. In a recent radio interview, actor Charlize Theron (41) talked about growing up with a father dependent on alcohol and the spate of domestic violence that ensued at her home. The “Monster” and “Mad Max” star, Theron actually