Category: addiction

Legendary saxophonist Charlie Parker’s heroin and alcohol addictions were so severe, that after his death at 34 years of age, the coroner mistakenly estimated him to be between 50 and 60 years old.

A person with damage to the right brain hemisphere can develop a “joke addiction” – a compulsive need to constantly make jokes. 

A person with damage to the right brain hemisphere can develop a “joke addiction” – a compulsive need to constantly make jokes. 

Researchers studying the cause of addiction found that rats kept in solitary confinement were more likely to drink morphine-laced water than those that lived in the Rat Park. The lonely rats became addicted to the point of fatal overdose, while the social rats made use of running wheels and nesting areas sought out positive life experiences, and preferred drinking regular water.

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Hitler was a meth addict.

According to top addiction experts, “Giving your child a smartphone is like giving them a gram of cocaine”.

In 1898, Bayer introduced

diacetylmorphine

which was marketed as a cure for morphine addiction and cough suppressant. The drug is better known by its trade name, Heroin.

When Eminem wanted to get clean he called Elton John who then helped him for 18 months to kick his addiction to Vicodin, Ambien and other prescription drugs.

Tesla became a gambling addict, lost all his tuition money, dropped out of school and suffered a nervous breakdown. source

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