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Lindsay Lohan Will NOT Booze Or Snort, Pop, Huff, Smoke, Ingest, Inject ANY Drugs At Coachella!

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The best way to kick an addiction of any kind is to plunge oneself into a situation SURROUNDED by temptation for an extended period of time.

Oh wait, we got confused again… by best we meant WORST!

But Lindsay Lohan seems to believe that she'll succeed at abstaining from booze AND drugs at this year's Coachella music festival…

A festival where SO many people are on SOMETHING that it's almost impossible to avoid even a CONTACT high.

Despite her friend's fears that Lilo will DIE if she attends Coachella 2013, Lindsay has reportedly promised

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Vanessa Hudgens Enjoys The Last Day Of Coachella By Her Boyfriend's Side

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Vanessa Hudgens was born in the wrong decade.

The hippie chic actress let her inner flower child out while enjoying the last day of this weekend's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival by Austin Butler's side.

It looks like she learned her lesson from last year's festival, during which she was photographed downing multiple substances, because she stuck to drinking iced coffee and water.

That's a smart decision for a rising star like V-Hudge! Check out more pics of the High School Musical actress having some sober fun with her boyfriend (below)!

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Can A Person Be Addicted To Food?

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The short answer is yes, there is a connection between addiction and overeating.

According to a survey done in 2001 and 2002, adults with alcoholism in their family were 30 to 40% more likely to be obese than adults whose families had no history of alcoholism.

Washington University's Dr. Richard A. Grucza says that the reason for the connection between alcoholism and overating “is the nature of the food we eat, and its tendency to appeal to the sorts of reward systems, which are the parts of the brain implicated in addiction.”

Dr. Grucza believes that foods loaded with sugar, salt, and fat can be especially harmful to people who have a "predisposition for addiction."

FDA commissioner Dr. David Kessler has referred to these types of foods as "hyperpalatable," and he says they're more likely to be eaten in excess than healthier foods such as vegetables.

On a more scientific level, Dr. Kessler has written about the ability for "hyperpalatable" foods, such as fast-food, to alter brain chemistry, and trigger neurological responses that bring about further cravings for food.

On an EVEN MORE scientific level, these types of foods can stimulate the brain and cause it to release dopamine, which is a "neurotransmitter associated with the pleasure center" of the brain.

Basically, obese people associate these unhealthy foods with pleasurable feelings, and eat in excess in an effort to maintain that good feeling.

Sounds like it's not 100% straightforward, but there are most definitely connections between people with addictions to substances and people who overeat.

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Dr. Frank Ryan Was Clean! Seriously…Don't Text and Drive!

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Dr. Frank Ryan, who died last month in a fatal car accident, did NOT have any alcohol or substances in his body at the time of his death. His toxicology report came back 100% clean.

This is good news, because it's certainly nice to know that he wasn't driving under the influence, but it's also bad news, because it means that the cause of his death was solely text messaging.


Dr. Ryan's untimely death was a tragedy, and the best thing we can do to honor his memory would be to learn a lesson from his tragic mistake, and pay attention to the road while we drive.

Has Dr. Ryan's death influenced your driving habits?

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