alcoholism

America's Priciest Rehab Palaces

Keeping Up With the Joneses: Priciest Rehab PalacesThe rich, powerful and addicted are often willing to pay big bucks to get clean and sober -- but just how much? DailyFinance checked out three of the priciest dry-out retreats in the world. One month's bill at any of the following would be enough to scare many of us straight.

Rehab's Real Tab: The Money Side of Treating Addiction

Singers Whitney Houston and Amy Winehouse both checked back into drug rehab in May. The rich and famous, of course, have the means to bounce in and out of pricey addiction-treatment centers, but what's the real cost of rehab for regular folks trying clean up their lives?

Binge Drinking Is Taking a Heavy Toll on Health Worldwide

A new World Health Organization report finds excessive alcohol use results in 2.5 million deaths annually. That's more than those caused by HIV/AIDS, violence or tuberculosis. The study notes that alcohol is a far bigger danger than illegal drugs such as crack cocaine and heroin.