Originally Posted by LaRussa
I can't agree with you, I do not feel sorry for her, she could get help if she wanted too. My goodness...she has everything a young girl could want, she got too popular and famous way too soon.
And being married to an addict/alcoholic myself, I thereby disagree with you...particularly the "she could get help if she wanted to" statement. If she is using (well, she was obviously partying hard and drinking for a time, according to the media), she needs to hit her version of a bottom before she is ready to really take treatment seriously. Everyone's "bottom" is different. I can't tell you how many times my husband has left treatment early, only to use again that same day. And having "everything a young girl could want" really also has nothing to do with it...the disease of addiction really does not discriminate. Rich, poor, black, white, purple, young, old, it does not matter. Just because you're rich and famous, does NOT mean that addiction is any easier, or that you'll seek help sooner, or that you're any more in control of your life than someone less fortunate. When you're an addict, your life is quickly becoming unmanageable, period...and it doesn't take long before that drink or drug is controlling YOU, not the other way around.
Just my 2 cents.
This topic is something highly personal for me, as my husband struggles with addiction every day of his life. I wish I could tell him to just "get over it," and quit...but that never worked for him, or for me.