Start with a bit of depression. Add a little narcissism. Whatever you do, don’t forget an extra dose of insecurities. Throw in an unhealthy amount of readily available money, sex and drugs, preceded by lots of pressure and anxiety. There you have it. This recipe, my friends, is the recipe for disaster, and unfortunately for celebrities, this cocktail of death is served up too frequently. The question remains, how are loved ones missing the window of opportunity to help these stars?
Sure, in an episode of Intervention, you see a struggling family attempting to get a loved one to rehab as they fight the idea tooth and nail. But this is celebrities we are talking about. They have the money for rehab, and they certainly have a team of hangers-on that should have their best interest in mind, and many even have relationships or husbands or wives. So how are these celebrities falling through the cracks and losing their lives to drugs when it seems so easy to force them to get help. One leak to the media about drug abuse, and almost always a celebrity is already one foot in the door at the closest rehab center. So are the celebrity’s friends and loved ones turning a blind eye to their drug abuse? Are they surrounding themselves with losers who use as well? It seems to me these celebrities need someone who loves them and knows them to step in and do whatever it takes to get them help. Look at the many talented actors we’ve lost recently due to the killer that is heroin and/or other drugs.