Former hockey player Derek Boogaard died in 2011 from an accidental overdose of painkillers and alcohol, and now his family is filing a wrongful death lawsuit againt the NHL.
An autopsy revealed that the late New York Ranger suffered from Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) at the time of his death, which is caused by taking multiple blows to the head and suffering from concussions throughout his career.
The family's attorney William Gibbs claims the trauma caused Derek to become addicted to his pain medication, saying:
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Last year, Kim Richards went to rehab after she opened up about her struggle with alcohol and substance abuse, and now that she's doing a lot better, her sis Kyle Richards revealed that there's “a lot of damage that has to be repaired” within the ladies' family.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star said:
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Addictions are rough, and we don't really want to downplay the struggle that people go through when they're addicted to something, no matter what it is.
That being said, eating vapor rub is super gross — we just feel bad for her doing it! She spends hundred of dollars a month on the addiction, and can't go 30 minutes without a 'fix.'
That includes putting it in her morning tea!
What the what?!?!
Check out the video (above) for a short clip of her story on My Strange Addiction! We don't think we'll ever be the same when we have a cold after seeing this! Ew!
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Russell Brand has been clean and sober for more than a decade. That's amazing, and truly something that should be celebrated.
The thing is, once you hit milestones, it doesn't get any easier. It's something you have to battle for the rest of your life, and even Russell admits that he even will crave heroin and crack when things are tough.
Here's what he said about the struggle:
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Sometimes, when it's really cold out, or really early in the morning, there's nothing like a good coffee.
In the mouth.
For one Florida couple, they enjoy their coffee as much as other people… but up the butt!
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Russell Brand may tend to dress like a disheveled street bum but he actually really has it all together!
He has a very healthy outlook on life and has some deep insight into himself.
Russell has a theory that there were childhood clues that could've predicted his addiction issues later in life.
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The leading cause of death among the homeless used to be AIDS.
Now a new study has found it's actually drug overdoses, usually from painkillers and heroin.
The study looked at homeless adults who were treated through the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program over a 5-year period.
The death rate from O.D.ing has tripled in the past 15 years!
The lead author of the study said:
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