Editor's Note: Prescription drug abuse has grabbed headlines with the high-profile deaths of celebrities like Corey Haim, Heath Ledger, Anna Nicole Smith, and Michael Jackson. In our original series “Addicted…” we examine how users get their fix and how deadly it can sometimes be. Tomorrow on American Morning, our Kiran Chetry talks to two current prescription drug abusers to get an up close and personal look at how easy it is to start a habit and how hard it is to break it.
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Countdown on for predawn launch of shuttle Discovery
(CNN) – Final preparations are underway for the pre-dawn launch of the space shuttle Discovery. Seven Astronauts will be in space for the next 13 days with three spacewalks planned. We’ll take you live to Kennedy Space Center to see the lift-off “as it happens” right here on the most news in the morning.
Tiger Returns to Pro Golf Tour
Tiger Woods is making his return to the Pro Golf Tour this week. Before teeing it up at the Masters on Thursday, he’ll meet the media today for the first time since the sex scandal erupted.
Woods faced his fellow golfers for the first time Sunday during a practice round at Augusta National and most Americans think it’s about time for Tiger’s come-back.
According to a CNN-Opinion Research Poll, 75 percent say Tiger’s return to the Masters is appropriate. Just 19 percent think he should wait longer.
Addicted: Hollywood’s Dirty Little Secrets
Friends say actor Corey Haim was trying to get clean, before his sudden death last month.
But California investigators linked his name to a massive fraudulent prescription drug ring. Before his passing, Haim openly discussed his life long battle with drug addiction.
But his desire to be drug gree may have been no match for the line of doctors that were more than willing to keep him hooked. Our Kareen Wynter is taking a look at who’s supplying Hollywood in our new series, “Addicted.”
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