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Sugar Addiction and the Brain

If you experience strong cravings for sugar, don’t pass them off as something to be ignored. Research has revealed that sugar shares some of the same addictive properties found in substances like nicotine and heroin. Foods that are high in sugar may actually trick your brain into consuming more. How sugar addiction works Addictive substances […]

Celebrity deaths due to addiction: Part Three

This is the final installation of our 3-part series on the tragic deaths of celebrities in the last decade due to addiction: (In case you missed our earlier posts, click here to read Part 1 & click here to read Part 2) Brad Renfro (July 25, 1982 – January 15, 2008, age 25) Actor Brad […]

Celebrity deaths due to Addiction: Part Two

In Part 1 of our 3-part series, we started to list and examine the celebrities who died due to addiction over the past decade. In Part 2, we continue to chronicle the celebrities who perished due to addiction (if you missed last week’s blog entry, click here to read Part 1): Luisel Ramos (c. 1984 […]

Crystal Meth: Meth addiction crosses all boundaries

Famous tennis star Andre Agassi made headlines recently when he confessed to using crystal methamphetamine during his record-breaking career. Normally, news stories regarding crystal methamphetamine highlight “meth lab” explosions and ensuing consequences. Manufacturing methamphetamine is very dangerous due to the volatility of the chemicals used and the toxicity of the by-products. Reading that an athletic […]

Reality star confesses to battling Bulimia

“The Hills Made Me Bulimic” declared Stephanie Pratt, a cast member of the MTV reality show, on the cover of the June 17, 2009 edition of US Weekly magazine. Stephanie, clad in a bikini, was featured alongside her startling proclamation. “The Hills” is a reality show on MTV set in the Hollywood Hills of Los […]