MUSICIANS WHO MIRACULOUSLY SURVIVED NASTY CASES OF DRUG ADDICTION
- November 19, 2018
For many people, music is the suppressant for life’s troubles, on certain levels. After all, if you are struggling to keep up with a busy schedule or just can’t get inspired to create, sometimes you just need to turn up the radio or Amazon tracklist and let the tunes flood your senses. Whether you are into rock and roll or classic blues (or perhaps you have a taste for classical), music of all forms has a unique way of helping you escape from your troubles and get the ball rolling once more. However, as many of you probably know, while you are lighting the spark of inspiration, some of your favorite singers, songwriters, and musicians were lighting up something a little different. Let’s take a closer look at some musicians who miraculously survived nasty cases of drug addiction.
Keith Richards (Rolling Stones)
Overall, you cannot start a list of hardcore drug users without mentioning the king of survivors. In fact, the lengthy drug use of iconic guitarist Keith Richards has been integrated into popular culture, serving as a source of comedic backlash for years. However, in reality, his addiction was no laughing matter. Through the 1960s to the 1970s, Richards faced multiple legal run-ins due to his heroin use, and, according to sources, he did not sleep for nine days during some point in the 1970s. In 2002, Richards also provided the world with the shocking announcement that he had snorted cocaine mixed with his father’s ashes. While he quit using drugs in 2006, Richards has admitted that he always used drugs with extreme caution, which may explain why the rock star is miraculously still alive.
Possibly one of the most iconic musicians and singers of all time, Elton John had always been an introvert, so he decided to give his personality a boost with a little help from an infamous stimulant. In the early part of the 1970s, John started using cocaine to become more social and outgoing but has stated that his drug use eventually caused him to shut down. In fact, according to close friends and associates of the rock icon, the singer was slowly and painfully destroying his body. During the recording of Leather Jackets in 1986, John admitted to using cocaine every four minutes. Finally, in 1990, he successfully battled addiction and continued to share his music with the world.
Always remember that drugs do not have control over your life. You do. Are you suffering from a substance use disorder or a severe form of addiction? Do you have a friend or family member suffering from one or more of these debilitating illnesses? If you do, get in touch with Asana Recovery today. Our counselors and healthcare experts are ready to walk you through every step of the detox and withdrawal process and rehabilitation and guide you towards living a happier, healthier, and freer lifestyle. While the road to recovery might not be an easy road to travel, we promise to help you every step of the way. Take the first step to stay fit, healthy, and safe.
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