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'It's everybody' -- 2 families struggle with addiction

"Everybody and anybody" is the new face of heroin, and when that face is your child, confronting the realities of drug abuse is much scarier. Two moms share their stories.

Thursday - 10/16/2014, 06:44am EDT

Tags: drugs, Rachel Nania, Trish Glowacki, heroin, prescription drug abuse


Cocaine to cupcakes: How to beat transfer addictions

It's not uncommon for many who are recovering from a drug or alcohol addiction to become hooked on another substance: sugar.

Tuesday - 09/16/2014, 05:11pm EDT

Tags: drugs, sugar, Dr. Pamela Peeke

Robin Williams' problems were diseases that can hit anyone

Robin Williams also struggled with addiction and depression, and a psychiatrist says it's important to know that they are diseases, like any others.

Tuesday - 08/12/2014, 12:03pm EDT

Tags: Robin Williams, Kevin Hall, Rick Massimo


From Washington Post reporter to crack addict

Washington Post reporter Ruben Castaneda was on the fast track when it came to both work and play.

Thursday - 07/03/2014, 10:47am EDT

Tags: alicia lozano, ruben castaneda, Marion Barry, Washington Post

Are you addicted to your phone?

Researchers are trying to determine how much time phone users spend engaged with their devices. And, a new app attempts to quantify why many have a "phone jones."

Thursday - 02/06/2014, 04:16am EST

Tags: Alexander Markowetz, University of Bonn, smartphone, Neal Augenstein, Menthal

Dramatic rise in heroin use across Md.

Heroin use is on the rise in Maryland. The state is warning of heroin mixed with fentanyl, a synthetic opioid that is 80 times more powerful than morphine, and perhaps "hundreds of times more powerful than heroin."

Tuesday - 02/04/2014, 05:18am EST

Tags: Kate Ryan, heroin, fentanyl

Dr. Drew: Substance abuse likely behind Bieber's problems

Dr. Drew Pinsky, an expert on addiction, weighs in on the arrest of pop star Justin Bieber.

Thursday - 01/23/2014, 05:37pm EST

Tags: Dr. Drew Pinsky, Justin Bieber


Study: Oreos as addictive as cocaine in lab rats (Video)

Just how addictive are high-fat/high sugar foods? New research takes a closer look.

Wednesday - 10/16/2013, 02:35pm EDT

Tags: Oreos, food, rats, fat, sugar, cookies, Colleen Kelleher

Research finds high fructose corn syrup can trigger addiction

New research reportedly shows that high fructose corn syrup can trigger behavior similar to the actions accompanying a drug habit.

Saturday - 06/08/2013, 08:53am EDT

Tags: high fructose corn syrup,

Where to get rid of expired and unneeded prescriptions in Fairfax Co.

Unwanted and expired medications can be dropped off at six Fairfax County police stations from May 27 to June 1.

Wednesday - 05/15/2013, 03:42am EDT

Tags: dick uliano, pills, medicine,

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