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Corey Haim Dies From Apparent Overdose, Do You Know Someone Who Has Struggled With Addiction?

Do You Know Anyone Who Has Struggled With Addiction?

Former teen heartthrob Corey Haim has been a fixture in pop culture for decades, but he died much too young today at the age of 38. Authorities say he may have died due to an accidental prescription drug overdose, and it's known that the actor struggled with addiction, going to rehab more than 10 times.

The news reminds us how powerful and dangerous addictions can be. But fortunately many people are able to conquer their demons and live sober and happy lives. Has addiction touched the lives of people you know?

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skigurl skigurl 7 years
i didn't say rehab is a chicklit novel...i said there's a chicklit novel about rehab it's a funny book but they do get into some intense scenes about what goes down in group therapy, especially when they bring in your "involved significant other(s)" to talk about what the individual was like when under the influence
nikkisoda nikkisoda 7 years
I know way to many to sad.
nancita nancita 7 years
A better question for me might be, do I know people who haven't struggled with it. Sadly, I know many people who have struggled with addiction and, thankfully, many people who have overcome it. Interesting that Starbucks brings up cigarettes. Because while smoking isn't considered an addiction worthy of rehab, I feel like my emotions tied up in my constant struggle not to smoke are very similar to other substance abuse emotions!
mo_ri_ah mo_ri_ah 7 years
Yep, me.
runningesq runningesq 7 years
My aunt died of a herion overdose when she was in her late 30s. She struggled with the addiction for a long time, and some of my family believe it was an intentional OD... we'll never know. SKG is absoltuely right -- private rehab is really expensive (my dad paid for her sister's and I found the bills once), and while somes jails address addiction (we have a special drug program in my county), they rarely do enough to help addicts. Addiction is very sad.
lickety-split lickety-split 7 years
Yes. One of the 3 kids in the house next door to the one i grew up in. She's about 40 now. Gave up the 2 children she had to other family members, has lost about half of her teeth (was a meth addiction), no high school diploma, no GED, has many arrests for burglery, street walking, using, selling, carrying. Did some time in jail. Her 2 siblings are married, have good jobs, children, houses. Seems odd. Why did one turn to drugs?
skigurl skigurl 7 years
not personally spacekatgirl's comment about group therapy reminded me of the book Rachel's Holiday by Marian Keyes..she goes to rehab for drugs and it's a pretty good (but light) novel about what it's like inside a rehab facility - but it's chick lit and it's funny so it's not serious or anything
Autumns_Elegy Autumns_Elegy 7 years
Not personally, but some of my friends have known addicts.
starbucks2 starbucks2 7 years
I know a lot of people who are addicted to cigarettes (I quit 1 1/2 years ago), and a friend of my mom's was an alcoholic but has been sober for 25 years. I would probably say a friend of mine has an addiction to drugs, but since he's only doing it on the weekend, he wouldn't agree.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 7 years
totygoliguez totygoliguez 7 years
Thank God, no.
postmodernsleaze postmodernsleaze 7 years
Sadly, yes.
AlexisSF AlexisSF 7 years
unfortunately yes.
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