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December 13, 2005

Colin Farrell In Treatment for Exhaustion and Drug Dependency

Colin Farrell is being treated for exhaustion and dependency on prescription medication, his publicist said. The medication was prescribed to the Irish actor after a back injury, publicist Danica Smith said in a written statement Monday. (Washington Post)

September 23, 2005

Opiate Addiction a Big Problem in Iran

If he could afford it, Ali Nariman would drink beer, he says. But like most Iranians, he is poor, and so takes his solace in the form of a small gray ball of opium.

Swallowed whole for maximum absorption, the ball takes only half an hour to deliver the warm, surging relief that inhabitants of the Persian plateau have long associated with advanced age. (Washington Post)

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September 15, 2005

Erasing Cocaine Memories May Cure Addiction

In research with rats, scientists showed they can selectively disrupt memories associated with cocaine use -- a finding that may help in the development of new ways to fight addiction. (

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June 05, 2005

Kelly Osbourne Back in Rehab

Kelly Osbourne, the 20-year-old daughter of heavy metal star Ozzy Osbourne, has checked herself into a drug treatment center, according to a published report. (ABC News)

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May 28, 2005

Fewer Americans Smoking

Fewer Americans are smoking, but their numbers are not dropping as quickly as U.S. health officials would like, according to a report issued on Thursday. (Reuters)

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May 17, 2005

Anti-Smoking Vaccine Looks Promising

An experimental anti-nicotine vaccine has shown encouraging results in helping smokers kick the habit, according to a study presented to a major conference of cancer specialists here. (Forbes)

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