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How Lamar Odom's drug binge could kill him

Lamar Odom is fighting for his life after a three day partying binge that involved drugs, alcohol and prostitutes left him unresponsive. What exactly was he taking and what effect did these substances have on his heart and other organs?

Gambling addiction

Compulsive gambling starts out as recreational and slowly progresses to the point where it has serious consequences for both the gambler and their family.

Sniffing to get high

Inhalants come in many different forms – from glue to petrol to laughing gas and poppers.

Are you a codependent drug addict?

Are you lying awake at night worrying about someone else's drug problem? Are you lying and covering up for this person? You might be a codependent.

Inside addiction

After two years without drugs, Health24 user Heather* looks back at her journey out of the depths of addiction.

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E-cigarettes have become hugely popular in the past decade, but a rash of vaping-linked deaths and illnesses in the US is feeding caution about a product that's already banned in some places.

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