Sober Tales
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

After flirting with death, Lamar Odom bids adieu to drugs
After flirting with death, Lamar Odom bids adieu to drugs
Jul 28, 2017

Once a member of the NBA champions team Los Angeles Lakers, Lamar Odom was on the brink of death in 2015 due to his tryst with drugs. Penning his ordeal for The Players’ Tribune, the NBA Sixth Man of the Year title holder of 2011 revealed how his addiction got so bad that he could

Troian Bellisario gets candid, bares all about her struggle with mental illness
Troian Bellisario gets candid, bares all about her struggle with mental illness
Jul 20, 2017

The “Pretty Little Liars” actor, Troian Bellisario, recently opened up about her eating disorder and mental illness in a column written for Lena Dunham’s Lenny Letter. In her letter dated July 18, Bellisario divulged details about her past struggle with an eating disorder and psychological problems. Eating disorder is a major psychological issue plaguing millions

Davina McCall talks addiction, opens up about her past
Davina McCall talks addiction, opens up about her past
Jul 19, 2017

The one thing that excites 49-year-old TV presenter Davina McCall the most, at present, is her sobriety. She is now an epitome of health and fitness, oozing radiance and positive energy, a deviation from her dubious past that was soaked in addiction. Talking to the Sunday People recently, she said, “I’ll definitely never be recovered.

Shaun Ryder reveals how he relinquished his addiction at the age of 40
Shaun Ryder reveals how he relinquished his addiction at the age of 40
Jul 07, 2017

Life would have been different for Shaun Ryder, English musician and singer-songwriter, had he not quit his addiction at the age of 40. The Happy Mondays and Black Grape Frontman tried every drug in the book before quitting altogether. However, it was his unique way of giving up substances that is more intriguing. Ryder was

Cara Coslow’s journey from a cushy life to days of penury, all because of addiction
Cara Coslow’s journey from a cushy life to days of penury, all because of addiction
Jun 27, 2017

Addiction can leave a trail of bizarre parables, which are often hard to believe. Otherwise, who would plead a dentist to extract three perfectly fine teeth just to procure a prescription of Vicodin? Cara Coslow did that. Cara, daughter of Academy Award winning composer and movie producer Sam Coslow, could have been the quintessential fairytale

A happy Eric Dane makes an appearance post-depression treatment
A happy Eric Dane makes an appearance post-depression treatment
Jun 09, 2017

The life of an actor is challenging for he or she lives under the constant pressure of looking good, grabbing meaningful yet lucrative roles, facing tough competition from fellow actors, facing financial upheavals, and so on. Coping with multiple issues can take a toll on them and, often, they resort to illicit substances such alcohol

Montana sisters help people beat meth addiction
Montana sisters help people beat meth addiction
Jun 08, 2017

Even as the United States grapples with an opioid epidemic, its northwestern state Montana has been struggling with methamphetamine addiction despite the continued efforts of law enforcement agencies, community leaders and health officials to tame the menace. The rampant use of methamphetamine, or just meth, is leading to a serious resource crunch and a sharp

PTSD Awareness Month: Will Young once suffered from PTSD
PTSD Awareness Month: Will Young once suffered from PTSD
Jun 07, 2017

Will Young, British singer-songwriter, who shot to fame when he won “Pop Idol” in 2002, was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depersonalization after he struggled with self-doubt and anxiety. He attributed his mental condition to a number of factors such as separation from his twin brother Rupert at birth, addictions to love and

Father risks life to make addicted son seek help
Father risks life to make addicted son seek help
Jun 06, 2017

In a rare display of paternal affection and frustration at his son’s heroin addiction, a father from the Sheepshead Brooklyn area overdosed on his son’s stock and almost died, just so his son could learn a lesson. Sergey Gnatovskiy, 45, overdosed on Wednesday when he tried to talk his son into going to a rehab.