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Kevin's Addiction On 'This Is Us' Gets Much Worse & It's Heartbreaking To Watch

Another week, another new low for the newly downward spiraling Kevin Pearson. Tuesday night's new episode of This Is Us finally showed us the disastrous, cringe-inducing effects of Kevin's recent struggles with addiction, and it looks like things are…
By Dylan Kickham

Science Says There Are Two Kinds Of Love Addiction And You've Likely Experienced One

You're pretty sure you're in love, but how do you know? Well, when you're with him, you can't stop smiling like a lunatic, and when you're not with him, you're obsessively checking your phone for a text or call from him. And don't even get me STARTED…
By Candice Jalili

Lamar Odom Reveals Details About Cheating On Khloé K In Heartbreaking Interview

Seventeen months ago, Lamar Odom, a two-time NBA champion and Khloé Kardashian's ex-husband, survived 12 strokes and two heart attacks. The 37-year-old reportedly considers himself "a walking miracle," and for good reason. Khloé Kardashian filed for…
By Adam Silvers

6 Heartbreaking Consequences Of Loving Someone Who Is Battling An Addiction

I am the daughter of a drug addict. My mom suffers from drug addiction, a battle she has sadly never been able to overcome. Throughout my entire life, she never truly acted “like a mother” to me. The sad reality is, drugs always came first. For those…
By Nikki Zarrella

Science Says Your Starbucks Addiction Might Actually Help You Live Longer

What if I told you your unbreakable Starbucks addiction could actually benefit you in more ways than one? Sure, your daily cup of coffee may give you a bit of an edge on a brutal Monday morning, but what if that cup of coffee helped you live longer, …
By Robert Anthony

If You Have One Of These Symptoms, Science Says You're Addicted To Junk Food

Junk food addiction is the same as addiction to drugs, alcohol or narcotics. Being addicted to junk food might not be as powerful, however, but it involves the same areas in the brain and the same neurotransmitters. Unfortunately, we are exposed to i…
By JWestbrook

Justin Bieber And Adderall: Hollywood’s Unspoken Addiction Problem

While Adderall use on college campuses across the US is widely known, the Schedule II-prescription-drug-turned-party-culture-staple has its grip on another major cultural subset you probably never realized: Hollywood. It's no surprise Adderall has ma…
By Eitan Levine

This Video Will Inspire You To Free Yourself From Your iPhone Addiction

"Imagine a future where technology is built on our values, not our screen time." This is the overall message of the insanely inspirational and downright poetic video above, which shows us that while our apps are generally made to improve our lives, t…
By Tim McGovern

This 'Millennials Of New York' Parody About Your Coffee Addiction Is Too Real

Thinking about anything other than the election this week is pretty much impossible, and yet we'd already filmed and made this video for "Millennials of New York" about a girl who is, uh, addicted to coffee. Seems pretty frivolous now, I know. Maybe …
By Alec MacDonald

Anthony Weiner Just Checked Into Rehab For Sex Addiction And It's About Time

Anthony Weiner – aka America's creepiest ex-politician – checked into a rehab facility for sexual addiction, Daily Mail reports. He will reportedly receive counseling for addiction to cybersex and exhibitionism, as well as addiction to anonymous sex …
By John Haltiwanger

How Your Addiction To Your Phone Is Literally Ruining Your Life

I've always thought you could best judge a person's character by the way they react when they can't find their phone. It's an addiction, and people will react accordingly. Personally, if I lose my iPhone, I break into full-on panic mode. I'll call my…
By Sierra Jiminez

Woman's Fake Instagram Goes Viral For Its Hidden Message About Addiction

Louise Delage is Instagram-famous and has racked up over 48,000 followers in just two months. In case you don't know her, Ms. Delage appears to be a beautiful Parisian woman who posts photos regularly about the glamorous lives she and her friends lea…
By Amanda Fama

Heartbreaking Photos Show The Effects Heroin Addiction Can Have On Loved Ones

It's difficult to grasp the severity of someone's heroin addiction until you realize how much the drug is indirectly affecting their loved ones — especially when children are involved. We got a reality check last week when disturbing photos of a man …
By Amanda Fama

Your Zara Addiction Made This 80-Year-Old Man The Richest Guy In The World

His father was a railway worker under a fascist dictatorship in Spain, but Amancio Ortega will pass a personal fortune of over $79.5 billion to his daughter. Amancio Ortega is the Spanish magnate who created Zara, and in doing so, he made himself the…
By Eleanor Harmsworth

Your Addiction To Coffee Could Actually Save Your Life, According To Science

Most of us rely on coffee to get through the workday. In fact, if I had $1 for every time I heard someone say, "Don't even talk to me before I've had my coffee," I'd probably be rich enough to quit my job and eliminate my need for a coffee crutch alt…
By Kaylin Pound

This Is Why Lesbians Are More At Risk For Love Addiction

Love addiction, my sweet kittens, is no joke. It's a very real thing, and, like any addiction, it can really screw up our fragile little lives. I used to vehemently fear that I was a love addict, and then I feared I was a sex addict, and then I final…
By Zara Barrie

If You Have 1 Of These 'Addictions,' It Might Be Time To Take A Mental Break

Humans are flawed creatures. No matter what kind of tool we are given, there is a part of human nature and a subset of our society, which will always become addicted. Somehow we manage to take great tools and abuse them to the point they are no longe…
By Mansal Denton

What It's Like Trying To Save Someone With An Opioid Addiction

I have watched the struggle, slow decline and eventual loss of someone with addiction first-hand. On October 2, 2010, my life was turned upside down when I got the call at work that my uncle Chris had died of a heroin overdose. He was 33 years old, t…
By Lauren Davish

Why It's So Important The Government Is Taking On The Opioid Addiction Crisis

America is in trouble. While there are many issues lately that have gained quite a bit of media attention – such as racism, police brutality and terrorism – there are a few key concerns that don't get as much attention. Unfortunately, addiction to op…
By Megan

Science Says Your Coffee Addiction Could Be Ruining One Of Your Senses

When it comes to going out on a work night, we all know how it goes. It doesn't matter if you dance the night away in front of some blaring concert speakers or stayed out way past your bedtime knocking back beers in an unbearably loud bar. The mornin…
By Kaylin Pound

Science Says Your Instagram Addiction Can Actually Help You Lose Weight

Who knew you could double tap your way to a thin bod? OK, liking photos on Instagram isn't exactly what's helping you shed pounds, but your involvement in fitness and health communities might be. A new study called "'Friending' Your Way Thin" found t…
By Talia Koren

This Guy Lost 200 Pounds And Ended Up With A Bizarre Addiction As A Result

If you thought Kylie Jenner posted a lot of selfies, she's no match for Sajid Khaliq. Khaliq, a 28-year-old hospital administrator from Birmingham, UK, weighed 375 pounds after his mother's cancer diagnosis and death in 2010. For comfort in hard time…
By Talia Koren

We Have To Change The Culture On Opioid Addiction Treatment

Opioid overdoses kill more people in American than car crashes. The opioid epidemic is a serious health issue that we need to be paying attention to. Too often, we treat addictions like moral failings that can only be solved with strong character. Bu…
By Alexandra Svokos

How I Came To Terms With The Fact I Inherited My Dad's Gambling Addiction

One morning in the wake of sun, I heard a shriek from the kitchen. It was my mother. Her screams rips apart the walls around our neighborhood. The Great Wall Of China could be torn down with her screams. However, this wasn't so surprising. Our guesse…
By Shenkeri

5 Things I Learned While Watching My Brother Lose His Battle With Addiction

Losing a loved one has to be one of the hardest things a person can go through. For me, there was an undeniable amount of regret that came with my brother's passing. He'd been abusing prescription drugs for a few years, but it was something that I al…
By Kelly Nelson

Scott Disick And Lamar Odom Discuss Their Struggles To Overcome Addiction

Scott Disick and Lamar Odom got super real on this Sunday's episode of "Keeping Up with the Kardashians." The two men had a heart-to-heart and talked about Lamar's overdose while the rest of the family ate dinner. The former NBA champion was found un…
By Katie Corvino

This Artist Brilliantly Highlights Society's Unbreakable Social Media Addiction

How obsessed with social media and technology are you? While some of us are able to admit we can't live without it, others are blind to the fact that they even have an addiction to social media. What once started as frequent, late-night conversations…
By Robert Anthony

Why Gambling Could Be The One Addiction That Hurts Loved Ones The Most

It's a sunny day today. Walking outside, all I can think about is how life has taken such a massive turn. How did one go from being on top of the mountain, to scrapping at the bottoms of my piggy bank? Like an addict, I scratch my palms at the sight …
By Shenkeri

Obama And Macklemore Made The Realest Video About Drug Addiction In America

The data is in: Drug overdoses now kill more Americans than traffic accidents. In his weekly address to the nation, President Obama asked Congress to pass $1.1 billion in new funding to make sure addicts can get the treatment they need. He was joined…
By Jake Cappuccino

Exes Get Real About How Drug Addiction Affected Their Relationship

The Skin Deep is back at it again, making us feel all kinds of feelings. Though Sabrina and Brett have only been friends for 14 years, they've already gone through a lifetime of struggles, ranging from addiction and jail time to a heartbreaking split…
By Eitan Levine

Tinder Is The New Candy Crush: 3 Ways To Beat Your Dating App Addiction

Why is swiping left and right so addicting? I used to ride public transpiration and glance down to see people swiping little pieces of brightly colored candy, but over the past few years, those candies have slowly but steadily transformed into people…
By Samantha Burns

4 Ways To Break Your Shopping Addiction Before You Get Into Debt

Shopping from your TV used to be revolutionary. It was so exciting that people began buying steak knives they didn't need just because they could buy them from the TV. Online shopping makes television shopping channels look archaic. But, it's not bec…
By Katie Mather

How Your Caffeine Addiction Can Help Jump-Start Your Weight-Loss Plan

Caffeine is one of the rare few fat burners that has actually been proven to work. Even though most people don't exactly consume caffeine in order to lose weight, it's already a huge part of our modern diets. It's in coffee, chocolate, energy drinks …
By David Brown

How CDC Guidelines On Opioid Prescriptions Aim To Decrease Addiction

For the first time in history, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued guidelines for prescribing opioids. According to a recent study from the National Safety Council, 99 percent of doctors overprescribe opioids. Some common …
By Ellie Tansey

Why Your Addiction To Exfoliating Could Be The Reason You Keep Breaking Out

A patient comes into the office and says, “Dr. B, I've never had acne in my life. But all of a sudden, I've been having breakouts, and my skin is so dry.” I reply, “Can you tell me a little about your skin care regimen?” “I moisturize every morning a…
By Dhaval G. Bhanusali, MD

Jodie Sweetin Gets Super Emotional Discussing Her Struggle With Addiction

Jodie Sweeten's return to the small screen in “Fuller House” not only made her a fan fave on the reboot but scored her a spot on the latest season of “Dancing with the Stars.” On Monday's episode, the actress reflected on her struggle with drugs and …
By Taylor Ortega

This Soccer Star's Nutella Addiction May Have Led To Dismissal From Team

International soccer star Max Kruse was reportedly kicked off the German national team because of a string of recent incidents, including his alleged addiction to Nutella. Yes, Nutella, as in the delicious chocolatey-hazelnut spread. The 28-year-old …
By Adam Silvers

How Your GrubHub Addiction Can Actually Turn Into Cold Hard Cash

In 2010, it took one Google search to see I should invest heavily in Netflix as it transitioned from DVDs to streaming. I bought in January and sold in November because NFLX quickly tripled. This move was premature and immature, but I made more than …
By Benjamin Cole

Your Phone Addiction Says A Lot About Your Personality, According To A Study

Our iPhones are becoming like actual family members: They're always there for us, they accept us -- even when we're drunk-ordering Seamless at 3 pm -- and, now, they're helping us better understand who we are. In a recent study, two researchers from …
By Taylor Ortega

The Senate Passed A Major Bill To Treat And Prevent Opioid Addiction

The Senate passed a major bill late last week to prevent and treat drug addiction. This is the biggest move the Senate has made to address the ongoing opioid crisis since 2008, the New York Times reported. The opioid epidemic is a major issue facing …
By Alexandra Svokos

The Real Issue With Porn Addiction Is The Difficulty In Recognizing It

I tune out whenever celebrities come forward with personal issues. Celebrities are human beings. They are allowed to have struggles and demons like everyone else, the only difference being when they talk, people tend to listen. If "Hollywood Actor X"…
By Damion Ferrell

Wes Bentley Talks His 'Knight of Cups' Role And His Struggle With Addiction

You may not know Hollywood actor Wes Bentley by name, but you've probably seen him in something. He rocked a crazy beard as Seneca Crane in "The Hunger Games," he recently starred in the latest season of "American Horror Story" and, when he was just …
By Anna Menta

Why Gen-Y's Addiction To Small Wins Is Keeping Us From Finding Love

Impulsive behavior seems to have taken over our lives, and everything is about the "here and now." I know I'm a very impulsive person, and that has led me to make some very poor choices over the course of my life, particularly when it comes to dating…
By Suzie the Single Dating Diva
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Why Love Addiction Is As Serious As Any Other Addiction

Love is magical and intangible, and the feelings it elicits are unlike any other human emotion. It provides a natural high that makes us feel unstoppable. Though love unites us, too much of it can get the best of you. What we sometimes fail to realiz…
By Gigi Engle

5 Apps That Will Help You Curb Your Social Media Addiction

I think you'll agree with me when I say social media is easy to get hooked on to. One second you're scrolling through your feed, and the next second, you're watching a 10-minute Vine compilation of some dude doing backflips and somersaults. It's impo…
By Ross Simmonds

Why I Chose To Ignore My Ex-Husband’s Prescription Pill Addiction

December is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month, and it’s important to remember alcohol is not the only substance that can make you an impaired driver. The statistics on the rising epidemic of prescription pill abuse are startling. According t…
By Karen Schneider

Chris Christie Makes Moving Speech About Treating Drug Addiction (Video)

At a campaign event, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie shared painful personal experiences to explain how the US needs to change its views on drug addiction. According to Huffington Post, the Republican presidential hopeful was at Shooter's Tavern i…
By Sean Levinson

High School Sweethearts Talk About Addiction And Becoming New Parents (Video)

Sarah and Tony, you two need to listen to me right now. Look me in my eyes. Are you looking? You two are going to make it. You've been through so much together. You've been each other's family since high school. You need each other to conquer the ine…
By Taylor Ortega

The Double Standard Of Addiction: Why We Should Treat All Cases Equally

My heart aches for Lamar Odom and his family and friends. Absolutely no one deserves this. I know, because I’ve been there. I know every single feeling his family and friends are having right now and I wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy. Since the ne…
By Anonymous

What My Brother's Addiction Taught Me About The Road To Resilience

Addiction is a concept that is not easy to comprehend when you're in elementary, middle and even sometimes high school. I was addicted to mac and cheese, candy and "SpongeBob SquarePants," while my brother was addicted to drugs. Our worlds were miles…
By Colleen Woodward