February 4th, 2014
12:57 AM ET

Dr. Drew on Philip Seymour Hoffman: "It's a disease, it is separate from the individual"

The death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman is bringing new attention to America's addiction epidemic. Dr. Drew Pinsky joins the debate over personal responsibility and addiction.
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Filed under: AC360 Later • Andrew Sullivan • Charles Blow • Dr. Drew • Margaret Hoover
February 4th, 2014
12:00 AM ET

Philip Seymour Hoffman and the heroin epidemic

The death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman comes as authorities warn heroin addiction in the U.S. is soaring. Anderson discussed the problem with Dr. Drew Pinsky who says the rising price of prescription pills is forcing more drug abusers to "graduate to heroin."
Gary Tuchman visited a rehab center where the director says he cannot remember ever seeing as many people coming in addicted to heroin.
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Filed under: Dr. Drew • Gary Tuchman • Philip Seymour Hoffman
January 8th, 2014
12:42 AM ET

Gone to Pot: Is marijuana addictive?

Some substance abuse experts are afraid that Colorado's new marijuana law will lead to a rise in addiction. Gary Tuchman reports.

Plus, Dr. Drew and Carl Hart, Columbia University psychology professor and author of "High Price", debate whether pot is a gateway drug.

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Filed under: Anderson Cooper • Dr. Drew • Dr. Drew Pinsky • Gary Tuchman • Gone to Pot • Marijuana
December 12th, 2013
10:13 PM ET

Treatment center in "affluenza" case

Ethan Couch, the Texas teenager who killed four people while driving drunk, will spend the next year at California's Newport Academy instead of a prison cell. His father is footing the bill which is about $500,000. For that money Couch will get to stay in a facility that in 2009 Treatment magazine called "the most beautiful treatment facility in the industry." It offers equine therapy, an on-site gym, art therapy, yoga, meditation, and individual nutritional counseling. Anderson discussed this with Dr. Drew Pinsky, along with Newport Academy CEO Jamison Monroe Jr.
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Filed under: "Affluenza" • Dr. Drew
December 4th, 2013
10:36 PM ET

Authorities release 911 recordings from Sandy Hook tragedy

It has been nearly a year since a gunman killed 20 children and six staffers at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown Connecticut. Today, 911 recordings from those terrible moments were made public. They reveal ordinary people doing their best to save lives in the middle of the worst situation anyone can imagine. Deborah Feyerick has listened to all of the recordings and has the story.

There is no easy answer to the question of whether to play all, some, or none of the recordings. Anderson discussed this issue with Christiane Amanpour, Jeffrey Toobin and Dr. Drew Pinksy.



November 19th, 2013
10:28 PM ET

Virginia state senator stabbed by son

Va. state Sen. Creigh Deeds was stabbed multiple times by his son. Gus Deeds was found dead at the scene from a gunshot wound. State police say they are looking at the case as an attempted murder-suicide. Chris Lawrence reports.

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November 7th, 2013
10:22 PM ET

New video of Toronto's crack-smoking mayor surfaces

People waiting for the other shoe to drop for Toronto's crack-smoking mayor, Rob Ford, didn't have too wait long. A troubling new tape of Rob Ford ranting just surfaced. Anderson takes a look at what's on this video and the reaction from Ford’s family.

Robyn Doolittle, the Toronto Star reporter who helped break this story, has the latest on this case from Toronto.

Anderson discusses this troubling situation with addiction medicine specialist Dr. Drew Pinsky. He warns, "I am afraid he is going to die."

Filed under: Dr. Drew • Rob Ford • Robyn Doolittle
October 4th, 2013
09:20 PM ET

Dr. Drew: ‘The brain was misfiring on that day’

HLN's Dr. Drew Pinsky speaks to Anderson about Miriam Carey’s “post-partum depression with psychosis.”

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February 18th, 2013
11:13 PM ET

Drew: McCready feared mental health stigma

Dr. Drew counseled country singer Mindy McCready on his show "Celebrity Rehab." He talks about her suicide.

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December 12th, 2012
10:15 PM ET

Study: Homosexuality can be passed down

A new study considers what makes people gay. Anderson Cooper asks Dr. Drew about the controversial theory related to epigenetics and epi-marks that can be passed from father to daughter or mother to son.

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Filed under: Dr. Drew • Gay & Lesbian Issues • Medical News
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