It is not just the homeless or mentally ill who suffer the trauma of addiction. Many legendary people who seem to “have it all” with money, power, fame and resources were unsuccessful in kicking the drug habit. The difference between celebrities and us is that they make the news when they overdose and die.
A few of the famous celebrities who died due to drug addiction:
- Whitney Houston
- Michael Jackson
- Heath Ledger
- Philip Seymour Hoffman
Unfortunately, drug overdose and death is not uncommon and on the rise. Most people have been touched by a family member, friend or person in the community who have lost a loved one due to drugs.
“In 2012, an estimated 22.2 million persons aged 12 or older (8.5 percent) were classified with substance dependence or abuse in the past year based on criteria specified in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th edition (DSM-IV).” *
“The number of persons with heroin dependence or abuse in 2012 (467,000) was approximately twice the number in 2002 (214,000).” (US Dept of Health and Human Services)*
Drug detox is the best first step to remove the physical addictions of drugs from your body so that you are able to focus on the rest of your recovery with a medical professional. You can learn to live again. Call us 1-888-558-8798 or contact us online, we can help.
*Most recent published information from this source http://archive.samhsa.gov/