this weeks news from About.com/Alcoholism;
Lindsay Lohan Fails Drug Test
Actress Lindsay Lohan is in trouble with the court again after she reportedly failed a court-mandated drug test. Judge Elden Fox issued a bench warrant requiring Lohan's appearance in court after she admitted on Twitter that she failed the test. She was scheduled to make a court appearance today.
Paris, We'll Always Have Japan?
Hotel heiress Paris Hilton managed to avoid jail time in Las Vegas on drug possession charges, getting a one-year suspended sentence for cocaine possession and obstruction of a police officer. But authorities in Japan were not so hospitable, barring the celebrity from entering the country to promote her cosmetics line because of her plea on the drug charge.
Bruno Mars Arrested for Drug Possession
Singer-songwriter Bruno Mars has been arrested in Las Vegas on suspicion of drug possession. Police originally arrested Mars for possession of 2.6 grams of a "white powdery substance," which was later found to be cocaine.
Jets Receiver Braylon Edwards Arrested for DUI
Braylon Edwards, wide receiver for the New York Jets, has been arrested on charges of driving under the influence. "We are very disappointed in Braylon's actions this morning. The Player Protect program is in place for our organization to prevent this situation. Braylon is aware of this program and showed poor judgment," the Jets said in a statement.
Family Sues College Over Teen's Alcohol Death
The parents of a freshman student at Wabash College in Indiana have filed a lawsuit placing some of the blame for their son's death on the college because of its lack of enforcement of underage drinking laws. Johnny Smith died in October 2008 at the Delta Tau Delta fraternity house with a blood-alcohol level of almost 0.40.
Cop's Daughter Died of Overdose?
A man accused in the death of a 23-year-old daughter of a North Carolina police chief told reporters that no murder took place. According to Michael Harvey, Valerie Hamilton died from an overdose of heroin in her sleep after a night of partying. "There is no murder at all," Harvey said.