Celebrities have been glamorizing drug use and going to drug rehab, for some time. It seems like the celebrity gossip magazines are full of stories detailing celebrity drug use, with new stories popping up on a weekly basis. Rather than the articles talking about the seriousness of addiction and how it can be deadly, they are more about apt to have a lightness about them. This can make drugs, and even drug rehab, seem cool to impressionable people.
Whether the stories are about celebrities doing hard drugs to try to keep themselves thin, or popping pills to give themselves more energy, or about the drug use as depicted in music videos or songs, drug addiction is drug addiction…and nothing about it is glamorous. Nor is drug rehab glamorous.
From Drew Barrymore to Robert Downey Jr. to Charlie Sheen, we are inundated with celebrities who suffer from drug addiction. There are even many teen celebrities, or celebrities who are a hit with teenagers, who have come forward in recent years. Demi Lovato is one celebrity who is a hit with the tweener audience and who has admitted to a cocaine addiction that saw her require drug rehab. Other young celebrities, such as Justin Bieber and Zac Effron have their names repeatedly circulating in rumors regarding drug abuse.
Movies, such as The Wolf of Wall Street, where characters do hard drugs and pop pills like they are candy, do nothing to help the perception that drugs — for the wealthy and the famous — can be glamorous. The truth is that drug addiction for a celebrity or drug addiction for the guy living next door to you, is the same thing. They both require trips to drug rehab and they both require the person to do some of the hardest, most challenging work of their lives to overcome their addiction and get themselves clean.
Whether you are a celebrity or not, cocaine harms the brain, heart, blood vessels and lungs. Cocaine use can even result in sudden death, as can an overdose of heroin, which is another illegal drug that damages many different organs. This happens when you take cocaine or heroin, whether you are a celebrity or not. What all people with drug addiction need — celebrity or not — is drug rehab.
Peaches Geldoff, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Corey Monteith are three celebrities who have recently died due to hard drug use. Their deaths were not glamorous. Geldoff, who is believed to have died from a heroin overdose, died at home leaving behind two young children. Hoffman was found dead in his home with a needle sticking out of his arm, also leaving behind children. Monteith died at the age of 31 in a hotel room after mixing a lethal amount of heroin and alcohol. None of these deaths were glamorous.
These people died because their addictions beat them. Don’t let your drug addiction beat you. Go to drug rehab for help today.