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Celebrity Cocaine Addiction

Discussion in 'Cocaine' started by ExpertAdvice, Jan 21, 2015.

  1. Rosyrain

    Rosyrain Community Champion

    I really like and agree with your comments here and I think this is why so many of them turn to cocaine. They have very busy lives full of pressure to be everywhere and do everything. I have heard that days on a movie set cam be very long and tortuous, and they still have to have a life outside of work. It probably gives them a release of some sort.
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  2. pwarbi

    pwarbi Community Champion

    I'm sorry but i have to disagree here. Its true that celebrity's do lead stressful lives, I have no doubt about that BUT...this cant be used as an excusee to turn to cocaine.
    While it may be a stressful life, its a life that they have chosen and a life that has made them wealthy individuals. If the stress was too much then i'm sure they have amassed enough wealth to be able to step aside and out of the limelight and take some time away for a bit. While its a kind of stress, its very different from the stress that everyday people have to endure, sometimes working 14 hour days and struggling to make ends meet and feed their families. Worrying about putting a roof over their familys heads at night, if anybody has a reason to turn to cocaine as a release then its these people, not the celebrities i'm afraid...
    Stress is no excuse in my opinion...
  3. Rosyrain

    Rosyrain Community Champion

    I am not saying that it is an excuse for them, but an accessible way out. They have money to buy the drug, and connections that many of us would not have. I am sure anyone who wanted cocaine could somehow find it, but when you have "people" who organize your life then my guess is that it would be much easier.

    Celebrities can step out of the limelight if they choose, but many have the personality in that they love being in the spotlight no matter how much it exhausts or wears them out. Not all, but some are attention seekers.
  4. pwarbi

    pwarbi Community Champion

    I do agree to some extent of what your saying, it's just I find that I think everybody sometimes needs an escape from their lives every now and then. Celebrities method of choice seems to be cocaine where as the everyday man with a lot less money will turn to alcohol or marijuana or cheaper substances.
    I just feel that nobody can use the excuse of stress in their lives for what they decide to take or not.
  5. Gale

    Gale Member

    I think it is the pressure that comes with fame and expectations from both the fans and the team working with the celebrities. They find it a bit easier to deal with the situations when they use drugs.
    I wouldn't blame the celebrity who takes drugs to deal with the pressure, but rather give them reasons not to use the drugs with examples of other people who have perished because of drugs.
  6. pintbean

    pintbean Active Contributor

    It is hard to pinpoint some reason why these celebrities (who are really complete strangers to me) got brought down by this drug and their addiction to it. There are several factors that usually make the picture clearer as to why someone took that wrong turn into addiction, I cannot sit here and pretend I know any of them for these people.
  7. Matthodge1

    Matthodge1 Community Champion

    While Lindsay definitely looks worse due to her cocaine habits, this picture is not fair. They used a terrible picture of Lindsay and then they used a heavily edited, makeup wearing Avril Lavigne to rival this picture of Lindsay Lohan. That is not fair at all.
  8. E.Mil

    E.Mil Community Champion

    I think it really just depends on the person. Celebrities and people who are not famous struggle with cocaine. Some celebrities don't know how to handle the fame, the people and the money and some will turn to drugs to keep up appearances it is false.
  9. In my opinion being wealthy and famous comes with a lot more stress than most people think. Imagine not being able to leave your house without fear of being mobbed. I feel that the pressure put on today's celebrities certainly has a lot to with the growing cocaine issues in Hollywood, but I imagine that being bored might have just as much to do with the addictions as stress. If you have everything that you have ever wanted, and have traveled to anywhere you had ever dreamed of going what is left to do in life? Maybe drugs provide the escape that these celebrities need.
  10. Peninha

    Peninha Community Champion

    I don't think the issue is about the picture, Avril has a way more "healthy" life style than Lindsay. In my opinion Lindsay totally lost it, she destroyed her youth.
  11. Charli

    Charli Community Champion

    They have lots of money to spend and they spend it there. I don't think there's much more to it than that. They are all just regular people and if most people had the money and resources they had they'd go crazy too, myself probably included.
  12. nm1180

    nm1180 Member

    I agree about the picture being a really bad one. Although I will say Avril has always been way hotter than Lohan in my opinion. She's an excellent singer as well. Both girls seem like decent people, but Avril has that more "cool calm and collective" look. Lindsay looks like she never wants to sit still. Hence doing cocaine. Not to say Avril hasn't touched the stuff.
  13. Matthodge1

    Matthodge1 Community Champion

    A lot of people prefer Avril over Lindsay in the looks department, and to each his own. But seriously, that picture was taken at Lindsay's lowest point and that photo of Avril Lavigne was a photo-shoot type photo. That is not even remotely fair.
  14. Matthodge1

    Matthodge1 Community Champion

    While that is completely true, that photo of Avril Lavigne is one where she is wearing a ton of makeup. It looks like it was straight from a magazine photo shoot.
  15. FuZyOn

    FuZyOn Community Champion

    Wow, that's a photo that should be seen by a lot of cocaine addicts. Just look at the difference between these two.
    I think that Avril smokes if I remember corectly, but that only damages her on the interior.
  16. Peninha

    Peninha Community Champion

    That is true either Matt, she has make up on. Either cases, I think celebrities should put a brake on drugs and saying that drugs are cool, they are simply not.