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SUBSTANCE ADDICTION IN HOLLYWOOD

WOMAN DIES IN MEXICO AFTER CONSUMING METHANOL-SPIKED DRINK

Hollywood’s struggles with drug and alcohol abuse are no secret; some of the haunting tales have become folklore. This dark underbelly of such a glamorous world highlights the fact that substance addiction is a disease that can affect anyone, no matter how successful or seemingly well-off they may be.

While the myopic focus American culture places on celebrity news may just make it seem like substance addiction issues are far greater in Hollywood than in the country at large, there are actually a variety of reasons that celebrities may, in fact, be at a greater risk of becoming addicted to drugs or alcohol:

– Celebrities, like the affluent class in general, are likely to have greater access to certain kinds of addictive substances and accessibility is highly correlated with substance addiction. The need to network as part of their career also means that celebrities will attend social events were drugs and alcohol where drugs and alcohol are readily available more frequently than the average person.

– The unique pressures of their career may cause stress, depression, anxiety, or other mental health issues that make it difficult to break the cycle of addiction.

– The industry itself, which has a monetary interest in protecting the reputation of its stars, fosters a culture of enabling behavior that prolongs and worsens existing substance abuse issues.

Substance addiction can afflict anyone. If it has affected you or someone you love, don’t delay your search for the competent and professional treatment you deserve.

The Asana Recovery Center offers a comprehensive detoxification and residential treatment program that can help those at any age or stage of addiction. Call (949) 438-4504 to learn more about our program and facilities today.

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