People in addiction treatment more likely to smoke

People undergoing treatment for drugs and alcohol addiction around the world use tobacco at two to three times the rate of people who are not being treated for addiction, finds a 20-country study.

Alcohol addiction may trigger various cancers in Indians: Lancet

Not just harming their heart and brain, alcohol dependency may also be behind several forms of cancers among heavy drinkers in low-income countries like India, researchers have warned.

Why smoking leads to alcohol addiction

Smoking can make people crave alcohol to the point where they become addicted to it.

Alcoholism may cut short your life by eight years

Alcohol dependent patients die about 7.6 years earlier on average than hospital patients without a history of alcohol addiction, warns a new study.

Tobacco use may double risk of alcohol dependency

People who use snus, a moist powder tobacco product, run twice the risk of developing alcohol dependency as compared with non-users. 

New drug may curb excess drinking

Researchers have patented a drug that could produce some of ecstasy's euphoric effects and at the same time limit the amount of alcohol people drink.

Alcohol addiction recovery may trigger insomnia

For people in the early phases of recovery from alcohol addiction, insomnia is a "prevalent and persistent" problem, says a study.

Roger Moore quits drinking

'James Bond' star Roger Moore has confessed he has given up alcohol because he suffers from type 2 diabetes.

I suffered from a `disease called addiction`, says Amber Valletta

Amber Valletta has revealed her drug and alcohol addiction saying that she suffered from a disease called addiction and she had it for as long as she could remember.

Woman gets son killed for not giving up drinking

Fed up with his drinking habit, a woman allegedly got her 22-year-old son killed with the help of her elder son, police said on Monday.

Addiction to become manageable disease

Researchers are saying that they are making important progress in changing the perception of addiction as they identify new therapeutic interventions that could render addiction into the equivalent of a manageable disease like diabetes.

Tricks to look fresh after hangover

Excessive intake of alcohol can leave you with a hangover. But you can still look fresh by sleeping in a slightly elevated posture and by exfoliating your skin well to look bright and perky.

Psy reveals drinking problem

`Gangnam Style` hit maker Psy has opened up about his addiction to booze.

Weight loss drug could help curb cocaine addictions

The drug topiramate, typically used to treat epilepsy and more recently weight loss, could also help people get rid of their cocaine and alcohol addictions, a new study has revealed.

Matthew Perry talks about alcohol addiction and opening home to help other addicts

Matthew Perry has opened up about his struggle with alcohol addiction and how he managed to get sober.

Deactivating brain trigger could thwart addiction relapse

Researchers have been able to identify and deactivate a brain pathway, in rats, which is associated to memories that cause cravings for alcohol.

I used booze as medication to treat depression after 9/11, says Billy Joel

Billy Joel has blamed his alcohol problem and depression to the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Russell Brand credits meditation for cleaning up mess in life

Russell Brand has said that meditation helped him to get over his divorce from his wife Katy Perry and his heroin and alcohol addiction.

I`m not a drug addict anymore, says Charlie Sheen

Charlie Sheen has said that now he is free from the drug and alcohol addiction, which for years had threatened to kill him.

Pill that makes people drink less alcohol

A pill that makes alcoholics want to drink less has been developed by scientists for the first time.