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Recovery Spotlight: Rob Lowe
Jun 22, 2021

After his breakout roles in the 1983 films The Outsiders and Class, 18-year-old Rob Lowe was thrust into the Hollywood spotlight. Alongside fellow “Brat Packers” like Judd Nelson, Emilio Estevez, and Andrew McCarthy, he became one of the hottest teen idols of the decade — and adopted a fast-living lifestyle fueled by alcohol and drugs. […]

Tawny Lara Talks about Sobriety and Sexuality
May 4, 2021

Addiction Talk’s fourth episode focused on sobriety and sexuality and featured Tawny Lara as a guest. Often described as the “Sober Sexpert,” Tawny Lara is the host of the Recovery Rocks podcast and the founder of Sobriety Tea party. Lara writes about dating and sexuality for people in recovery, and shared some of her thoughts […]

Recovery Spotlight Elton John
Apr 26, 2021

Elton John is one of the most popular and influential musical artists of all time. He’s sold more than 300 million records worldwide, won five Grammy Awards, and has had more than 50 Top 40 hits in both US and the UK. He’s also been sober for almost 31 years, after a debilitating battle with […]

Demi Lovato Talks About Her Cocaine Addiction
Apr 16, 2021

Demi Lovato is one of the many celebrities that struggle with cocaine addiction. Oftentimes, these individuals go to rehab centers for treatment. When these individuals are open about their experiences in addiction treatment centers, they may inspire others who have a dependence on drugs and alcohol to confront their problems and get help. In 2018, […]

Recovery Spotlight: Eminem
Mar 31, 2021

Eminem is proud of his status as a person in recovery. Last April, the Grammy Award-winning rapper celebrated 12 years of sobriety by posting a picture of his 12-step chip on Instagram, along with the caption: “Clean dozen, in the books! I’m not afraid.” The 8 Mile star also dedicated two albums to his battles […]

Read all about it: Novels About Addiction in the Last 10+ Years
Mar 30, 2021

Substance abuse serves as a theme for many a non-fiction book. The same goes for novels. Many works of fiction have featured addiction as part of their storyline over the years. Here are novels about addiction released within the last 10-15 that are compelling, even suspenseful and amusing at times. Several proved so popular that […]

Ben Higgins Talks About Addiction and Overdose
Mar 26, 2021

As part of a recent episode of Addiction Talk, AAC’s Joy Sutton had the opportunity to sit down with Ben Higgins and discuss his experiences with addiction. A television personality most known for his role on The Bachelor, Higgins struggled for years in secret with an addiction to prescription painkillers. Following the release of his […]

7 Famous Writers with Addictions Then and Now
Mar 10, 2021

What is it about well-known writers and addiction? Many famous writers have had strong affinities for alcohol or drugs – some for both. This voluminous list spans time and space. As case in point, the British Romantic poet John Keats (1795-1821) used opium. His countrymen Charles Dickens (1812-1870) used morphine; Aldous Huxley (1894-1963) used mescaline […]

Nick Santonastasso Talks to AAC About Addiction
Feb 5, 2021

American Addiction Centers (AAC) recently launched a new Facebook Live series Addiction Talk. The show involves interviews with celebrities and industry figures who have struggled with or have a loved one who has struggled with addiction. Nick Santonastasso, a bodybuilder born with Hanhart Syndrome, took time to talk to AAC about his experiences with his […]

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