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Dax Shepard has been sober for 15 years.

Kristen Bell said her ‘mommy juice’ is Netflix and cuddling with Dax Shepard, not wine

Shepard has been sober for 15 years. While parenting is stressful, the couple finds other ways to wind down.
Elmo and Karli, two Muppets seen on the "Sesame Street In Communities" web series made by the nonprofit organization Sesame Workshop.

‘Sesame Street’ is introducing a muppet whose mom has an opioid addiction, and people are having mixed feelings about it

Many are praising the show for giving kids the tools to deal with substance abuse, while others think it's "heartbreaking" and a "sad reality."
Rodrigo Alves, known as "the Human Ken Doll," has suffered health complications from more than 70 cosmetic surgeries.

The ‘human Ken doll’ has spent more than $750,000 on 72 cosmetic surgeries, and doctors warn that his addiction has gotten dangerous

Surgical addiction, or the urge to continue going under the knife for aesthetic reasons, is a rare but dangerous risk of cosmetic surgery.

‘Queer Eye’ star Jonathan Van Ness came out as HIV-positive and shared his struggles with addiction

In an interview with The New York Times about his upcoming memoir, Jonathan Van Ness discussed addiction, trauma, and HIV.
Addiction Resource published several pages containing information about how to make or obtain drugs like crack cocaine. This screen shot was captured on August 15, 2019.

‘Unconscionable’: Why an online directory of rehab facilities doubled as a recipe book for drugs like GHB, crack, and meth

Addiction Resource published guides on how to make or buy drugs, likely to find and funnel more patients to its treatment partners, experts say.
Brent and Ashley Walker

‘You’ll get there eventually, and it’s well worth it’: Couple’s inspiring transformation photos show recovery from drug ...

Brent and Ashley Walker each began struggling with substance use at around nine years old. At ages 30 and 31, the couple turned their lives around

Snapchat users are so upset about losing their streaks that they email the company to get them back

Snapchat has an addictive feature called Snapstreaks that keeps track of how many days in a row you and users send Snaps back-and-forth.
Trey Anastasio in a scene from "Between Me and My Mind"

How filmmakers convinced Phish front man Trey Anastasio to open up about his addiction, arrest, and the future of the epic band

A new documentary, "Between Me and My Mind," goes inside the personal life and artistic process of the iconic front man.
People may combine these two drugs for a heightened hallucinogenic effect.

A London teenager died after overdosing on ‘Calvin Klein,’ a party drug that’s a lethal mix of ketamine and cocaine

Katya Tsukanova, a talented violinist, collapsed and died on June 18 after taking the drug cocktail, which can seriously damage brain functioning.