People have long speculated that former pop icon, now American Idol host Paula Abdul had substance abuse issues. In fact, Abdul has been fodder for late night hosts and bloggers for years. Until recently Abdul had vehemently denied having any issues with substance abuse. Well, the denial has broken for the star in more ways than one Paula tells Ladies Home Journal that a trip to the La Costa Resort and Spa in Carlsbad, California helped her come to terms with her 12 year addiction to pain killers. Abdul is adamant about her desire to stay sober and she talks about her addiction and recovery in further detail with LHJ.