In trying to deliver the message that drugs are all around our children, in our schools, and infiltrated within our community, Teensavers find many who refuse to believe substance abuse could affect their family.
Celebrities are certainly highlighting that substance abuse remains prevalent in society.
According to TMZ, Demi Moore is the latest celebrity to have a substance related health crisis. Showing photos of Moore’s daughter Rumer pacing outside the hospital, TMZ reports that paramedics took Moore to the hospital Monday night. TMZ’s latest report is that Moore is seeking professional assistance for her ailments.
Another Demi, who has already battled drug problems, Demi Lovato, could be headed back to rehab again. Online gossip writer Perez Hilton originally reported that Lovato may have a hidden cocaine problem. But in an online exclusive, Hilton says that Lovato’s reps told him, ““The story was fabricated. It is completely untrue.”
Thankfully, it appears Lovato is on the straight and narrow after getting her life back on track.
These two stories follow the Heather Locklear saga. The actress also was hospitalized recently after a frantic 9-1-1 call. TMZ reported that Locklear left the hospital in this story. The rumor mill surrounding Locklear’s hospitalization was that the actress and a dangerous mixture of alcohol and pills in her system. Of course, nobody with Locklear’s camp has confirmed this.
It’s tragic to see anyone battle substance abuse. Unfortunately, the celebrities who do have issues, are glamorized by internet sites. Maybe we need more celebrities to come out and warn kids about the dangers of drugs. Children look up to these celebrities and maybe their anti-drug message could help keep kids off of drugs.
Melissa Gilbert openly discussed how drugs ravaged her family when she joined up with the partnership.org. It was refreshing to hear her reveal that, as a parent, she had little idea her children could be using. You can read an online interview from Gilbert here.