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this is a discussion within the Music Community Forum; Originally Posted by Mardigras9 I agree. If she "was" an illegal drug addict and went to a "legal" drug addict, she is still an addict. Terrible disease and a terrible life for all involved. She was very talented and drugs ...

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Old 02-26-2012, 10:33 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by Mardigras9 View Post
I agree. If she "was" an illegal drug addict and went to a "legal" drug addict, she is still an addict. Terrible disease and a terrible life for all involved. She was very talented and drugs destroyed her, very sad. Doesn't put her on a pedestal to me.
I know this is not the popular opinion of the day, but I do not believe drug and alcohol addiction are diseases. A disease is something that befalls you through no fault of your own. One has to seek out drugs and alcohol. One doesn't seek out Breast Cancer for example. Once a body develops a craving and tolerance to drugs , alcohol, then it is addiction mood.
A disease is your cells going haywire or something. Saying drugs and alcohol are diseases are excuses and even people , like Dr. Drew , want to say these are diseases. If saying there are diseases then and not their fault, then that defeats the purpose. Also, other negative behaviors are being called diseases like sex addiction, gambling, and overeating. Why stop there? What about crimes being a disease too.
Where does the disease excuse stop?
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Old 02-26-2012, 01:58 PM   #22
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I do not beleive in glorifiyng entertainers, sports start, celebrity news reporters, and well, anybody that fits in that world.
Yeah, I buy the magazines, go to the concerts, movies, watch the tv, and was a fan of Whitney Houston's, but I think it has to be kept in perspective about the entertainers ( famous people world ).The gov. of NJ flying the state's floag at half-mst. No. However, Gov. Chrisitie did this for Clerance Clemons. Whoever was the gov. in NJ when Frank Sinatra died did the same thing.
No. The flag should not have been at half-mast for any of these people.
The only n cleb I can think of who died and probably had a US flag and state flags at half -mast was ...ready for it....BOB HOPE!!!!
Current day entertainers/celebrities who would fit Bob Hope....
ehhhh...I'll say Oprah.
There are not many entertainers/famous people out there of really good character.
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Old 02-26-2012, 02:02 PM   #23
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Originally Posted by Luda34 View Post
Tragic I hate to here stuff like that from a gifted person.
I agree in that Whitney had so much talent ,looks, wealth, natural health, connections to her career in her mom being Cissy Houston, cousin being Dionne Warwick, Aretha Franklin, ...some people like Whitney got it all and threw it all away. Everything.
Some of us get none. Nothing.
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