ESPN President Stepping Down To Treat Substance Abuse ProblemJohn Skipper, president of the sprawling ESPN sports network, said Monday that he is resigning to treat a substance abuse problem.
Substance Abuse Linked To Consuming Energy Drinks, Study SaysA new study says that young, college-aged adults who regularly consumed energy drinks were at a higher risk of abusing other substances later in life.
Liza Minnelli Enters Rehab, 'Making Excellent Progress'Liza Minnelli has checked herself in rehab and is making "excellent progress," her representative says. The 69-year-old entertainer, who has had alcohol and drug addictions, is one of the few artists to win an Oscar, a Tony, an Emmy and a Grammy.
NFL Suspends Vikings' Simpson For 3 GamesMinnesota Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson has been suspended for three games for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy, his second such punishment in three seasons. The league announced the punishment Friday, putting Simpson on the sideline until Sept. 22 when the Vikings begin practice for Week 4.
Does My Health Insurance Cover Substance Abuse Treatment?Almost all health insurance policies are now required to cover substance abuse treatment under the Affordable Care Act.
Simpson Says He's Sorry; Status With Vikes UnclearMinnesota Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson says he's sorry for the negative attention brought to the organization over the weekend after his arrest on suspicion of drunken driving. Simpson took part with the team in a light practice on Monday. The Vikings play at Seattle this Sunday, and Simpson said he expects to participate. But coach Leslie Frazier spoke in uncertain terms about Simpson's availability against the Seahawks and beyond. The NFL suspended him for three games last year for violating the league's substance abuse policy, and his case has again been placed under review by the league.
Influx Of Addiction Patients Could Stress Minn. Minnesota's network of substance abuse treatment centers could be severely tested by the national health care overhaul.