Someday addiction will be treated as a very dangerous disease. Maybe not in our lifetimes. Sad and unnecessary.
Coroners report that pop legend Houston died from accidental drowning in her hotel bathtub after taking cocaine. Grammy-winning pop legend Whitney Houston died from accidental drowning in her hotel bathtub after taking cocaine which could have triggered a heart attack, coroners said.
Why can’t folks suffering from inherited addictive brain disorders and this mental illness get proper medical treatment!? They are either glamorized, exploited or criminalized. Addictive brain disorders are an inherited illness like any other.
Another common mistaken idea — if going to treatment once worked, the person isn’t that sick with the disease! duh. Good for GA to keep trying.
Addictions want one thing and on thing only — everyone dead!
Gregg Allmann publishes a memoir
Today’s New York Times reviews Gregg Allmann’s new autobiography, My Cross to Bear. Reviewer David Kirby gives it a qualified thumbs-up, but is horrified by the drugs and drink ingested by Allmann and his band-mates:
At the height of their success, the band members walked onto the jet they’d just acquired to find “Welcome Allman Bros” spelled out in cocaine on the bar. Yet there’s none of the Dionysian cackling you hear below the surface of “Life,” Keith Richards’s monumental recounting of the Rolling Stones’ story. And while “My Cross to Bear” isn’t the most degrading account of a musician undone by narcotics (that honor belongs to “Three Dog Nightmare,” by the former Three Dog Night frontman Chuck Negron), Allman reckons he went into treatment 18 times before getting clean.Read More »
“Not everyone can become a professional artist. Maintain a realistic perspective on your art that allows you to enjoy doing it.” S. Albini
“In this day and age, fans are the taste-makers….
“In this day and age, fans are the taste-makers. In the past, you signed with a label because they had distribution, radio pluggers, press teams, but that whole system is breaking down now. It’s a democracy, not a dictatorship any more.”