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ABC News' Elizabeth Vargas Voluntarily Heads Back To Rehab For The Second Time In Nine Months

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Elizabeth Vargas is getting the help she needs.

Last November, the ABC News correspondent checked into rehab for her alcohol addiction, now she's returning to a recovery center to continue the fight.

Elizabeth has had a history of substance abuse, which is why she checked into rehab last November to get help.

After going on vacation with her family at the beginning of August, the journalist decided to head back into rehab. The 20/20 co-anchor released a statement to the public regarding the issue.

She said:

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Lamar Odom Looks Exhausted After Partying At Hooray Henry's In WeHo

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Lamar Odom probably needs a distraction just as much as the next person who's going through a divorce, but with his history of substance abuse… well, maybe Hooray Henry's in West Hollywood isn't the best of ideas!

And yet, here we are!

Lamar was spotted leaving the popular joint looking a little, um, tired we guess (above)?

We much prefer seeing him on the court — even on Christmas day — to this! 2013 was a ROUGH year for him (and we already know how Khloe feels about it), we just hope 2014 sees things turn around for him!

In health AND happiness!

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Oscar De La Hoya Pics Being Shopped Around! Show Him Partying Hard And Using Cocaine!

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Less than 2 weeks ago, Oscar De La Hoya made the shocking announcement that he was once again checking himself into rehab, and it appears that there are now pictures floating around that show exactly how he ended up there.

According to sources, there are photos that are currently being shopped around to various media outlets that show the iconic boxer partying hard in a Las Vegas hotel room and allegedly using cocaine.

The revealing pics will be sold to

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Oscar De La Hoya Checks Himself Into Rehab

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Oscar De La Hoya has had issues with substance abuse in the past, and it looks like it's a battle he's still facing today.

The iconic boxer announced today that he would be checking himself into an undisclosed treatment facility.

The big news comes right on the heels of a huge fight this weekend between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Canelo Alvarez, which he says he won't be able to attend.

Oscar release a statement saying:

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The Kardashian Family Reportedly Wants Lamar Odom OUT

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It's gotta be one of the hardest things in the world to see a family member put to the test by being married to someone who is allegedly spiraling out of control. At what point do you stop offering help, and start looking out for the best interest of the family?

We don't have that answer. What we do know is that a source close to the Kardashian family is saying that they're done with trying to help, and now they want Lamar OUT.

Substance abuse, DUIs, cheating allegations — they would stress any family unit out to the max. While it seems like Khloe is making every attempt to save her marriage and trying to be positive, the family has other ideas!

According to the source, the exile is being

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Kim Kardashian 'SHOCKED' By Lamar Odom's Drug Struggles! Find Out If She Thinks Khloe Should Seek Divorce HERE!

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There's a cloud of sadness hanging over the Kardashian family right now, and it isn't Kimmy K with post-partem blues!!!

Khloe Kardashian's husband Lamar Odom is reportedly addicted to something dangerously unhealthy, and we aren't talking about his fondness for Taco Bell.

The basketball player has been linked to reports of drug abuse and, according to sources, this revelation totally "shocked" the shizz out of Sister-in-Law Kim Kardashian.

Folks close to the family say Khloe only recently informed them all of Lamar's drug problems. Mercifully, her big sis' Kim is said to have been "very supportive" of what the recently reunited couple is going through.

One source revealed:

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Cedars-Sinai Denies Liver Cancer Patient Transplant Because He Smoked Pot They Prescribed

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What in the world of medical marijuana!?

We are VERY disappointed in the Los Angeles Cedars-Sinai Medical Center! The institution has reportedly denied a liver cancer patient a life-saving transplant because he smoked the pot that his doctor (at the same hospital) prescribed him!

The Americans for Safe Access advocacy group reports that Norman B. Smith was diagnosed with inoperable liver cancer in 2009, then given a prescription for medical marijuana by his Cedars-Sinai oncologist, Dr. Steven Miles.

The alternative treatment was meant to help the 63-year-old deal with the effects of chemotherapy and pain from a previous back surgery, but it may also cost him his life!

In September of 2010, Norman became eligible for a liver transplant, but was taken off of the transplant list just two months shy of receiving it! Apparently, testing positive for prescribed marijuana is in non-compliance with the hospital’s substance abuse contract.

To add to this man's baffling predicament, sources point out that medical marijuana use is completely legal in California and studies have shown it poses no medical risk to liver transplantation!

This isn't the first time a liver cancer patient was removed from the transplant list due to prescribed marijuana, but the medical community still hasn't learned its lesson. Two men died in 2008 after being denied a transplant because of their "substance abuse".

We know medical marijuana is a sensitive issue, with many arguing its pros and cons, but denying a man his life because he used a treatment method prescribed by his doctor is CRUEL!

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