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Off the wall question.  Are you ever surprised about a public figures drug addictions?  Mainly musicians.  I used to listen to Sublime a lot and hubby brought up about the singer having died of a heroin addiction.  Big deal, if I like their music I like it.   Well I was just surprised to discover that Stan Getz (saxaphonist) was a huge addict.  Also, didn’t know about Chet Baker either.  I guess it just surpises me to read about someone breaking into a pharmacy in the 1950’s for a morphine fix.




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      Angelcart wrote Sep 26, 2011
    • I didn’t mean to suggest no big deal that Brad Nowell of Sublime died of an od, I just mean’t “if I like their music I like it“.




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      Angelcart wrote Sep 27, 2011
    • I agree but I guess I just never thought of it as huge problem in the 40’s, and 50’s.  How is wreaked havoc on Billie Holidays life, etc.  So many you would of never thought of.  I found it very interesting.




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      Marya1961 wrote Sep 28, 2011
    • It is very sad, Angel..interesting story about a friend of my hub’s whose dad was a musician in the early 40’s (here locally) and he was a heroin addict.  It not only broke up the family but he died a lonely man....look at Kurt Cobain from Nirvana, his daughter will never know him...very sad!




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      Mary Clark wrote Sep 28, 2011
    • I think back then you didn’t know of all the dangers of doing these drugs like you do now.  

      There are a lot.....and the problem is only growing worse.




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      Msj wrote Sep 30, 2011
    • Even knowing the dangers. My son is a heroin addict. He became addicted to drugs at age 14 in a boys “Tough Love” program, the doctors over medicated him with thorzine, depakote, seroquel..... took 2 yrs to get him back. Since then he has been battling addictions.

      Many other with whom I work on this subject.... so much information. I will blog about it.

      Many young teens are gettting hooked on opiates in the medicine cabinet. ex Oxycontin. or Vicoden.... once addicted... the drugs cost 80$ for an oxy on the street. Abag of heroin is 5 or 10 $ for a “balloon“.    What was meant to be “experimentation” leads to horrific circumstances and death.

      I have a group called ONE MAD MOTHER  on FB and co run a group called Heroin (Taking back our lives) on FB so if anyone would like to know more or need support you are most welcome to visit. OMM is about facts, Heroin wall is support and love from all; parents of children who have od’d, addicts, family members, recovering addicts. No shame in the groups on support and love.heart




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      Nita P wrote Jan 26, 2012
    • it just goes to show that even those with wealth, fame and fortune can be affected by things that everyday people do, it reminds us that we are all human dealing with life the best we can




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