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Former Boston Celtics player, Chris Herren, spoke to 300 students at Northampton High School about the dangers of substance abuse. Chris Herren lost his career due to substance abuse during a 14 year addiction to drugs that included cocaine, oxycontin and eventually heroin.

Robin Thicke has stated he was drunk, high and lying when he claimed to have co-written his international hit, Blurred Lines, with music producer, Pharrell Williams.

I had the good fortune of sitting down last week with Dr. Howard Samuels, founder and president of The Hills Treatment Center in Hollywood, and hearing his thoughts on how he envisions the 12 Step program evolving, long-term sobriety and the motley morphing of today’s recovery movement.

Pop singer Justin Bieber pleaded guilty Wednesday to misdemeanor charges of careless driving and resisting arrest.  This was seven months after his arrest in Miami Beach following what police initially called an illegal street drag race.

Guest blogger, Gary Stromberg has an impressive reputation as an author, music industry PR mogul during the 60’s and 70’s, feature film producer and current head of public relations firm, The Blackbird Group. But he lets it be known that his greatest achievement is his sustained recovery from drugs and alcohol for over thirty-one years. His passion for service keeps him in the thick of Alcoholics Anonymous, supporting recovery foundations and in the trenches, both giving and receiving help from people who some think are beyond aid. In Gary’s words…..

Russell Brand is a comedian and an actor. He has worked on films such as Arthur, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Get Him to the Greek and more. Currently, he is taking a stance with the UK Parliament on their policy towards possession charges. He relates his experience with addiction and getting charged with possession, and speaks to the fact that the criminal system may be counter productive towards the addict. He believes that addicts and alcoholics should be seen from a medical approach when dealing with criminal offenses. He believes alcoholism and drug addiction are a disease and that proper rehabilitation is more effective than imprisonment.