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Philip Seymour Hoffman, 1967-2014: Inside Rolling Stone’s New Issue

At the beginning of this month, Philip Seymour Hoffman had two films in the can — Anton Corbijn’s thriller <i>A Man Wanted</i> and the crime drama <i>God’s …

Could Philip Seymour Hoffman's Death Finally Change the Conversation About Substance Use?

The news of Philip Seymour Hoffman's death is heartbreaking and the outpouring of attention and emotion speaks to the impact his talent had on all of us. The world just lost a compelling human being and gifted artist.<p>As psychologists, when we hear about a well-known person dying of probable drug …

Cheap Crack Pipes, Free Heroin, and Free Booze: The Evidence for Helping Addicts

A crack pipe vending machine for addicts sounds like the punch line of a bad joke—but the same kind of ridicule has been lobbed at many measures to …

The Condition Many Recovering Addicts And Alcoholics Don't Know About

<i>By Jeanene Swanson</i><p>No one said recovery would be easy. And for the majority of addicts and alcoholics, detox is just the beginning.<p>While addiction specialists may know about post-acute withdrawal syndrome (protracted withdrawal syndrome), or PAWS, many addicts and much of the public do not. …

Philip Seymour Hoffman: Thank You From a Sober Fan

My husband told me that actor Philip Seymour Hoffman died. We were about to watch the Super Bowl. I had just returned from a memorial service for a beloved relative of mine. The Hoffman news felt like a bucket of cold water. He was such a powerful actor who held you in his grips every moment on …

Ski the downhill course that 'can kill you' ... and survive

Feb 09,2014<p>Five-time Olympian Graham Bell of the BBC decided to take a camera down the Sochi downhill course and show everyone watching from the comfort of their couches just how ominous the mountain truly is. Earlier this week, <i>USA TODAY Sports’</i> David Leon Moore recounted his own trek down the …

From Ashes To Ashes To Diamonds: A Way To Treasure The Dead

<b>Listen · 3:00</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>Diamonds are supposed to be a girl's best friend. Now, they might also be her mother, father or grandmother.<p>Swiss company Algordanza takes cremated human remains and — under high heat and pressure that mimic conditions deep within the Earth — …