Another Talent Lost Due to the Grip of Substance Abuse

Once again, another prolific artist has died from a suspected drug overdose, this time rapper Mac Miller. Miller died at only 26. Miller’s struggles with drugs were no secret, and in many ways his death was tragically predictable. We need to take a moment to ask ourselves why that is. How can a musician like Miller who exhibited… Read More

Marilyn Monroe’s Terminal Struggle with Addiction Part 2

Read Part 1 Here Monroe escaped the cruelty of a harsh upbringing and scored a gig as a contract actor at Fox in the 1950’s. She soon skyrocketed to fame as a sex symbol and movie star. However Monroe suffered from insomnia, depression, and anxiety. Her complicated and painful experiences as a child stayed with her and she… Read More

Marilyn Monroe’s Terminal Struggle with Addiction Part 1

Marilyn Monroe has become more than just a legend. She’s a beauty icon, a movie star myth, almost a religious symbol to men and women alike. Monroe’s fan base is vast and enduring. They look to her life and art for inspiration: her struggles with poverty, her misfortunate start in the system where she moved in and out… Read More

Robert Downey Jr.’s Struggle with Addiction

Robert Downey Jr. is a rare example of a celebrity comeback, after a very public battle with drug and alcohol addiction. In the early 2000’s we didn’t see a whole lot of work come to our big screens from The Wonder Boys actor. But these days Robert Downey Jr. is one of the highest paying actors due to… Read More

Demi Lovato’s Journey Through and Back Into Drug Addiction

Demi Lovato has made her struggle with addiction a matter of public knowledge. She even made a Youtube documentary about the subject called, Demi Lovato: Simply Complicated where she lets her fans in to her personal world of struggling for years with drug and alcohol addiction.   Teen Drug and Alcohol Experimentation Lovato began using drugs and alcohol… Read More

Overdoses Can Happen To Any User

Pop star Demi Lovato has just suffered from an overdose and at the time of this writing, there are reports that her condition is stable. There were some initial reports that she had overdosed on heroin, although there are some suggestions that may have been misleading. Whatever the drug was, we wish the absolute best for her and… Read More

Stone Sour Guitarist Opens Up About Secret Xanax Addiction

Josh Rand, one of the core members of metal band Stone Sour, revealed in April that he sat out a majority of the band’s last tour to deal with “an alcohol and Xanax dependency.” In an interview with a radio DJ on Iowa’s Lazer 103.3, Rand described an addiction that was both all-encompassing and hidden, a secret for… Read More

Korn Frontman Speaks Out Against Xanax and Addiction

It’s no secret that the glamorous lives of celebrities are often tarnished just a bit with the stain of drug abuse. However, nu-metal star Jonathan Davis, lead singer of the band Korn, spoke in an interview with Forbes about his fight with Xanax addiction and alcohol. He started taking Xanax in order to get through panic attacks, but… Read More

Darryl Strawberry Shares Addiction Struggles in NW Ohio

Darryl Strawberry

Baseball Legend Urges Teens to Recognize the Dangers of Drug Abuse Recently in NW Ohio, Darryl Strawberry shared his addiction struggles with the local Van Wert community and discussed the role that faith played in his recovery. As reported by Hometown Stations, Darryl Strawberry is known as being one of the great baseball players to play for the Mets…. Read More