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It doesn’t matter whether you’re a celebrity or just an average Joe, no one is exempt to the effects of drugs and the fact remains that they can and will wreak havoc on your life. In many cases, drugs will do more than mess up your life, often times they will claim your life.
Country music sensation Mindy McCready struggled with drug abuse and depression for most of her adult life. And while she was hopeful about her future, tragedy struck when her boyfriend committed suicide. McCready was devastated and just simply couldn’t go on regardless of the fact that she had two young sons who desperately needed her.
The Ten Thousand Angels singer finally succumbed to her demons when she shot and killed herself one month after the death of her beloved boyfriend.
Pop icon Whitney Houston battled drug addiction for many years. Following the separation and divorce from husband Bobby Brown, Houston’s family was hopeful that she would be able to turn her life around. However, that simply wasn’t the case, and Houston continued to struggle with addiction.
One fateful night in a hotel in Los Angeles, Houston made the mistake of taking drugs and then getting into the bathtub. When she passed out, she slid under the water and accidently drowned.
Heath Ledger was a wonderful actor with an amazing career in front of him, but all was lost when he chose to mix prescription and non-prescription drugs. Just months following the filming of The Dark Knight, Ledger was found dead in his home; another tragic end to a beloved star.