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Philip Seymour Hoffman's Death Reveals Far Worse Drug Habit Than Anyone Knew

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We knew that Philip Seymour Hoffman had a drug problem.

Just months before his death, the Magnolia star had checked into a detox center for his heroin addiction.

But we had no idea just how bad this problem had gotten. According to an inside source, the late actor was spending nearly $10,000 a month on heroin! The source says:

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Jenna Jameson’s TV Appearance Is Cut Short Because Of Her Weird Behavior! Could Be Due To Drug Abuse!

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It’s like they say, any publicity is good publicity, right?!

Jenna Jameson appeared on Good Day New York on Monday, and she was a bit less than coherent, which had us wonder if she was possibly under the influence of something.

The former adult film star was hyping her book, Sugar, but after it was clear that something was up, they only had her tape one segment instead of two.

In the past, her ex Tito Ortiz has said that Jenna is addicted to Oxycontin, and she pled guilty to a DUI just last year, but without jumping to too many conclusions, you have to admit, she's displaying some pretty odd behavior in this clip (above).

We sincerely hope she isn’t hooked on anything and that this was a weird one time thing.

On the bright side, we now know that Miz Jameson's book is out in stores!

Ch-ch-check the clip out (above) and tell us what you think is up with Jenna!

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Lamar Odom Got Away With Smoking OxyContin Because He Has A Prescription!

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Well, that’s one mystery solved.

It’s been reported that Lamar Odom was abusing drugs while he was playing with several basketball teams, and he got away with it because of a prescription.

Every basketball player in the NBA is subject to four random drug tests during the season and two in the off-season, and Khloe Kardashian’s hubby did test positive for OxyContin during that time.

However, it looks like Lamar got away with it because:

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Number Of Babies Born Addicted To Painkillers Has Tripled Since 2000

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More and more babies are being born addicted to painkillers!

Back in the '80s and '90s, there was an increase in babies being born addicted to crack.

Now it seems, prescription painkillers are the drug of choice.

Pregnant women are more frequently using or abusing painkillers like Vicodin or Oxycontin. The number of them has increased fivefold from 2000 to 2009.

That's terrible.

It's not that more pregnant women are using drugs, it's just that pregnant women who would already be using drugs are using painkillers more than anything else.

The babies can be treated with methadone for withdrawal symptoms (the same stuff recovering heroin addicts take) and during treatment all they do is cry and are miserable.

Poor babies.

Just because the drugs are legal doesn't mean they're any better for your baby!

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White House Cracks Down On Prescription Drug Abuse

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With prescription drug abuse surpassing the number of people who overdosed during both the crack cocaine epidemic of the 1980s and the black tar heroin epidemic of the 1970s combined, the White House is finally doing something about it.

On Tuesday, Vice President Joe Biden announced:

"We are making an unprecedented commitment to combat the growing problem of prescription drug abuse. The government, as well as parents, patients, health care providers, and manufacturers all play a role in preventing abuse. This plan will save lives, and it will substantially lessen the burden this epidemic takes on our families, communities, and workforce."

Let's hope!

Epidemic: Responding to America's Prescription Drug Abuse Crisis will be an effort supported by federal agencies like the FDA, DEA, Health and Human Services, Justice, and Defense and Veterans Affairs.

The campaign aims to to reduce abuse and drug diversion, educate both parents and health care providers, find better ways to dispose of unused pills, and beef up enforcement efforts by clamping down on pill mills and doctor shopping.

The major push against prescription addiction is specifically cracking down on opioids, a class of drugs used to treat chronic pain, which includes OxyContin, Vicodin, Darvon, Dilaudid and Demerol.

Although viewed as medicine, the prescription pain relievers are highly addictive, as DEA Administrator Michele Leonhart said:

"When abused, prescription drugs are just as dangerous and just as addictive as drugs like methamphetamine or heroin. The more we can do to stop the abuse of prescription drugs, the more effective we will be in reducing the death, destruction and despair that accompanies all drug abuse."

The sad reality is that almost any drug can be abused by those with addictive personalities, but we hope this new campaign will drastically reduce the number of people dying from accidental overdoses of prescription drugs.

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