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Mike Tyson Hits Rodeo Drive For Some Retail Therapy!

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Boxing legend Mike Tyson recently opened up and admitted that he had been battling alcoholism for years and said he was "on the verge of dying."

Well the former heavyweight champ is hoping to turn things around, and it looks like he's in a much better place now!

Mike was recently spotted out and about with some of his friends in Beverly Hills, and he treated himself to a little shopping spree on Rodeo Drive!

Nothing soothes the soul like a little retail therapy!!

Mike has been clean for about 20 days now, and we're glad to see he's doing so well and finding healthier ways to spend his time!

Keep it up!

Ch-ch-check out more pics of his stroll down Rodeo Drive (below)!

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Tim McGraw Talks Sobriety With Ellen!

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We've always been a fan of Tim McGraw here, and that's doubly true now that he's confronted his demons and gotten his alcoholism under control. He has a beautiful wife and family, and he needed to do what needed to be done.

Ellen's show is mostly a lighthearted time, but we'd be remiss if we didn't applaud her for talking about serious thing when they need to talk about. That's why Tim opened up on her show about the positive change he made!

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Alcoholism Vaccine Gives TERRIBLE Hangover Right After First Sip!

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There's a crazy, experimental vaccine for alcoholics out there that may be making its way to the marketplace soon!

It's meant to help people quit boozing by immediately causing hangover symptoms as soon as any alcohol enters your body.

That shiz cray!

The creators of the vaccine said that if a vaccinated person drinks any alcohol they will quickly be hit with an accelerated heartbeat, intense nausea and just generally become sick.

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Binge Drinkers Might Now Be Categorized As Mild Alcoholics!

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Psyciatry's diagnostic manual, the DSM, is about to label almost 100% of college students 'mild alcoholics.'

LOLz, okay, it's not that bad. 40%. What we mean is that they're about to categorize binge drinkers, and other levels of alcohol misuse, with a new definition of alcoholism that blurs the lines between problem drinking and alcoholism itself.

To test this new definition, they had to take a look at how it changed the diagnosis.

The researchers studied more than 7,000 fraternal and identical twins. The twins responded to questions that assessed whether they met criteria such as loss of control over drinking, trying and failing to cut down or quit, and hazardous use (such as drunk driving) that doctors commonly use to define alcohol problems.

The results?

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Tom Arnold Tells Kim Richards It's Good Her Alcoholism Is On TV!

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Tom Arnold is a recovering alcoholic, and it's no secret.

So when he was talking to The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Kim Richards, he was able to dish out some real advice.

He said:

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Happiness Gene Is Found In Women!

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There is a gene in women that helps produce happiness, and researchers have just found it!

Low expression of the gene MAOA (monoamine oxidase A) was associated with increased happiness in adult females — but not in men.

Here's what the researchers said:

“…[L]ow expression of MAOA has been related to some negative outcomes like alcoholism, aggressiveness and anti-social behavior. It’s even called the warrior gene by some scientists; but, at least for women, our study points to a brighter side of this gene.”

Ouch, it's a double edged sword!

It was a relatively small study, though — they analyzed the DNA of 193 women and 152 men, cross-checking the results with the participants’ self-reported happiness scores.

If you're wondering how MAOA works, it's like antidepressants. It helps to break down neurotransmitters such as serotonin and dopamine.

Weirdly enough, this could account for the paradox between men and women that women report more anxiety and mood disorders than men, but have more happiness too.

Science is AWESOME!

We wonder what kind of help for depression this will lead to!

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Taylor Armstrong Is Denying Drinking Problem Accusations

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Taylor Armstrong made headlines earlier this week for partying a little too hard at Kyle Richards’ daughter's fourth birthday party over the weekend. Witnesses went as far to say that she was "blitzed" and, as a result, her friends are more convinced than ever that she has developed a serious drinking problem!

We certainly hope these reports are just exaggerated, but if they are not, Taylor needs to get help! Her husband is gone and she is all that her daughter Kennedy has left. According to Real Housewives of Beverly Hills insiders, however, Taylor is in "absolute denial"!

We heard rumblings of trouble brewing a few weeks ago, but apparently her problem is only getting worse, as one insider on the show alleges:

"Taylor is in absolute denial that she has a drinking problem. She is telling her close friends and fellow housewives that she isn't an alcoholic. Taylor says she can quit drinking at anytime, that she only drinks at night and that she has it under control. However, Taylor did get absolutely wasted at a four-year-old's birthday party and her daughter Kennedy saw the entire thing. No, Taylor doesn't ever drink and drive but she clearly has a problem and her daughter is witnessing her mother's sad downward spiral, just months after her own father killed himself. Taylor always says she will quit drinking and take her vitamins, but then she resumes drinking within a few days. Taylor doesn't realize that she can go into liver failure and die from drinking, it's truly sad to witness."

Yikes! This does sound serious. The insider is even claiming that Taylor has hit "rock bottom," continuing:

"Look, the fact is she got sloppy drunk at a four-year-old's birthday party and her half brother, Dwight was with her and so was Kennedy. If that isn't hitting rock bottom, what is? What Taylor doesn't realize is that producers of the show are going to stage an intervention and then she is going to be off the show. There is no way Bravo wants to deal with any potential negative publicity because of Taylor's drinking after Russell's suicide."

Maybe an intervention is what she needs. Kinda stinks that a private moment like that is going to be on television though. Then again, that is exactly what she signed up for.

Keep your head up, Taylor! And don't be afraid to get help if you need help! There is no shame in admitting you have a problem.

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