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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.