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Alcoholism

Alcoholism, also known as alcohol dependence, is a disabling addictive disorder. It is characterized by compulsive and uncontrolled consumption of alcohol despite its negative effects on the drinker's health, relationships, and social standing. Like other drug addictions, alcoholism is medically defined as a treatable disease.

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Cameron Diaz
Cameron Diaz vs. Kyle Sandilands: Sex Tape Actress Cuts Interview Short after Kyle & Jackie O Host Slammed Her Best Friend Drew Barrymore

By IBTimes AU

“Sex Tape” stars Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel were called into the KIIS 106.5's Kyle & Jackie O show for an interview on Monday, July 21, that promotes their new film. The conversation between the 41-year-old actress and radio host started smoo... (1:57 pm)

MORE TOPICS: HOLLYWOOD, ADDICTION, LOS ANGELES

Zero alcohol drinks
‘Good Will Hunting’ Actor Robin Williams Checks into Rehab to Maintain Sobriety

By IBTimes AU

Academy Award-winning actor Robin Williams has checked himself into a Minnesota rehab early this month to maintain his sobriety, various media outlets reported. (8:43 am)

MORE TOPICS: CALIFORNIA, JAPAN, NEW YORK, ADDICTION

A nurse distributes medicine at Daxing Internet Addiction Treatment Center in Beijing
FDA Prioritises Review of ‘Abuse-Deterrent’ Painkiller

By IBTimes AU

Purdue Pharma LP's hydrocodone bitartrate tablet (HYD) is undergoing "priority review" by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the company recently announced. (Jul 22)

MORE TOPICS: ADDICTION

Zac Efron poses after he threw off his shirt as he accepts the award for best shirtless performance for "That Awkward Moment" as presenters Rita Ora and Jessica Alba (2nd R) look on at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles, California  April
Zac -Michelle Relationship: Zac Talks Having Sex on the First Date, Michelle Hookup Since 2011

By IBTimes AU

Zac and Michelle hooking up should come as no surprise to some fans, especially since reports have claimed they have dated way back in 2011. It seems Zac Efron is not one to shy from possible relationships and probably on having sex on the first date. (Jul 14)

MORE TOPICS: TWITTER, ARGENTINA, HOLLYWOOD

Medication
BioCorRx Eliminates Convertible Debt, Strengthens Balance Sheet

By IBTimes AU

Addiction treatment and rehabilitation programs leader BioCorRx Inc. (OTCMKTS: BICX) has announced a series of transactions that strengthens the company's balance sheet and offers future, income-producing upside through the elimination of all convertible debt. (Jul 11)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, ADDICTION

Paul Walker Death: Daughter Meadow Walker Happy After Getting Mother's Custody

By IBTimes AU

Paul Walker's death was a big set back to his daughter Meadow Walker. However, now it seems that the 15-year-old teen is moving on with her life. After being absent from social media for a long time, Meadow took to Twitter on Sunday July 6 and a posted a picture of herself in a bikini. (Jul 09)

MORE TOPICS: CALIFORNIA, TWITTER, COURT

Genes and Addiction
There's a Genetic Component to Addiction and Indio Has Likely Inherited It: Robert Downey Jr.

By IBTimes AU

Robert Downey Jr, after the arrest of his son, Indio, for the possession of cocaine, said, "Unfortunately there's a genetic component to addiction and Indio has likely inherited it. (Jul 01)

MORE TOPICS: CALIFORNIA, ADDICTION

Study Discovers Protein Alteration in Alcoholics’ Brains

By IBTimes AU

Alcohol dependence impairs memories and motor skills, but why and how? A recent study revealed for the first time the molecular level brain damage caused by long-term abuse of alcohol. (Jun 18)

MORE TOPICS: UNITED KINGDOM, ADDICTION, ARCHITECTURE

Acadia, Providence & BioCorRx: Three Addiction Rehab Stocks Worth Watching

By IBTimes AU

From a business and investment standpoint, addiction rehab stocks are tricky because you don't want to offend anyone when covering the market potential of the targeted segment. (Jun 17)

MORE TOPICS: CALIFORNIA, ARIZONA, ADDICTION, INVESTMENT

Miranda Kerr’s First Year Anniversary as Ambassador for Kids Helpline Australia

By IBTimes AU

The year 2014 marks Miranda Kerr’s first year anniversary as ambassador for Kids Helpline Australia. (May 23)

MORE TOPICS: TWITTER, AUSTRALIA, THAILAND, AIDS