11:12 AM EDT 02/21/2015
Originally posted 02/20/2015 10:05AM
[BRIGHTCOVE "20902901" "" "peoplenow"] Following a possible overdose, Harris Wittels was found dead in his Los Angeles home on Thursday night, reports Entertainment Weekly. He was 30.
At the Unite4:Humanity event in Beverly Hills on Thursday, Parks and Recreation star Amy Poehler paid homage to Wittels during her acceptance of the unity award: "So, here's my daily life – today, I lost a friend. I lost a dear, young man in my life who was struggling with addiction and died. Just a few hours before we came," she said.
"Jane [Aronson] and I sat and talked about it. I'm sharing it with you because life and death live so close together and we walk that fine line every day and at the end of the day when things happen in our lives, we turn to people that we love, and we look to our family and our community for support, and we lean on people in a hope that they will ease our pain," Poehler finished.
Originally posted 02/03/2015 02:50PM
Bobbi Kristina Brown watched as her parents, Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, struggled with substance abuse issues over the years. And among friends and family, her own struggles were well known.
Originally posted 01/26/2015 06:30PM
Lance Armstrong claims he would never dope today. But if he had to go back in time, the 43-year-old cyclist who was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles would probably do it all over again.
Originally posted 12/10/2014 04:30PM
Columbus Short, who lost his job on ABC's Scandal and has faced a number of legal woes, admitted Monday that substance abuse was to blame for his problems.
Originally posted 12/02/2014 02:05PM
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Originally posted 11/26/2014 01:15PM
Chester "Chet" Hanks, the eldest son of Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, has revealed that he entered rehab for an addiction to cocaine – but is now "50 days clean and sober from everything, including alcohol."
Originally posted 11/13/2014 03:00PM
Brooke Shields tells all about her celebrity romances, her mom and her crazy life as a child star. Subscribe now for instant access to our exclusive PEOPLE cover story and excerpt from her new book.
Originally posted 10/31/2014 08:35PM
Relatives of a family of five found dead last month in the upstairs bedroom of their Springville, Utah, home, tell PEOPLE exclusively that they believe Benjamin and Kristi Strack took their own lives and the lives of their three children because the couple suffered from long-term mental illness and substance-abuse disorders.
Originally posted 10/23/2014 06:20AM
Complications related to alcohol abuse were listed as the causes of death for actress Elizabeth Peña, who died Oct. 14 at the age of 55.
Originally posted 10/22/2014 06:30PM
After seeking treatment for alcohol dependency in August, Elizabeth Vargas is returning to her job at ABC.
"So many thx to everyone for your support! It means so much. I am back to work next week, so happy to come back!" she Tweeted on Monday.
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