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Posted on August 1, 2011 in Addiction Recovery, alcohol and drug addiction, Alcohol and Drug News, Alcohol and Drug Treatment, celebrity death, celebrity drug addiction, celebrity substance abuse, clinics

Two Sides of Addiction for Betty Ford and Amy Winehouse

In the last few weeks, two very famous and influential women passed: Betty Ford, wife of former President Gerald Ford and founder of the Betty Ford Center, and Amy Winehouse, an influential British singer known for her unique combination of soul, jazz, and R&B. These two women achieved fame and recognition in different arenas–Betty Ford for advocating women’s rights and Amy Winehouse for an incredible voice. Their shared connection, however, was the disease of addiction. Though they both battled this deadly disease, the outcome of their battles took decidedly different paths. Betty Ford traveled the path of sobriety while Amy Winehouse continued to struggle with addiction, reportedly, until the very end of her life.

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Posted on April 20, 2011 in alcohol and drug addiction, Alcohol and Drug News, Alcohol and Drug Treatment, celebrity substance abuse, clinics

Five Myths About Cocaine Addiction

Cocaine, undisputedly one of the most addictive street drugs, is derived from the coca plant. The addictive power of cocaine can be illustrated by the fact that nearly 25 million Americans report having used cocaine at least once. While one of the most commonly abused drugs, the myths about  cocaine abuse are varied.

Below are five of the most common myths surrounding cocaine addiction and the facts that refute these myths.

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