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Charlie Sheen says he decided to get sober the day after he was too drunk to drive his daughter to an appointment

The former "Two and a Half Men" star Charlie Sheen opened up in an interview on Thursday about his sobriety, and the moment he hit rock bottom.
FDA plans to announce broad restrictions on where flavored e-cigarettes are sold.

We just got the first clear evidence that some people are using Juul e-cigarettes to cut back on smoking

Juul has undergone a makeover as it works to position itself as a serious alternative to smoking. A new study suggests some adults are using the devices to cut back on cigarettes.
Tobacco giant Reynolds rolled out nicotine lozenges called Revel on Wednesday.

Tobacco giant Reynolds just rolled out berry and cream nicotine lozenges as it faces new pressure from Juul for smokeless products

Sold in four flavors, the lozenges are the first new product the company has launched on a wide commercial scale since the Vuse e-cigarette in 2013.

This is what your smartphone is doing to your brain — and it isn’t good

Smartphones and social media may be changing the way our brains work.
Demi Lovato.

Demi Lovato deactivated her Twitter after facing backlash over comments about rapper 21 Savage being taken into ICE custody

Demi Lovato said that she enjoyed memes about 21 Savage's surprise British heritage on Twitter. People pushed back, bringing up her recent overdose.
Binge drinking may trigger a vicious cycle of more drinking.

Binge drinking could change our genes and make us want to drink more, according to research

The new study suggests certain genes are damaged from heavy drinking that produce certain proteins, and these changes can lead us to want to drink more.
Huntington, West Virginia fire chief Jan Rader.

A fire chief in West Virginia helped change her city’s approach to the opioid epidemic. Now overdoses in her county are down 40%.

In a recent TEDWomen talk, West Virginia fire chief Jan Rader detailed new initiatives in her city meant to cut down on opioid overdoses and deaths.
Looking out for someone with an addiction can be emotionally draining.

The struggles addicts face during the holiday season, and how you can help

The holiday season is full of parties and festivities, but this can be really difficult for those battling addiction.

The 5 most addictive substances on the planet, ranked

To compare addictive drugs, scientists averaged 3 factors: physical harm, dependency or addiction, and social harm. Here are the top in the dependency category.
The average US life expectancy has dropped as suicide and overdose rates rise.

US life expectancy is experiencing its longest-running decline in 100 years, and it reveals a troubling trend

New reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveal that US life expectancy has dropped to 78.6 years.