Looking through a lot of the emerging drug trends a pattern begins to develop. It appears as if new drug users (particularly youth) are looking for ways to achieve a “high” without having to use hard drugs.
It continues to concern me that celebrity after celebrity (Jimi Hendrix, Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, Anna Nicole Smith, Heath Ledger, Britney Murphy, DJ AM, Michael Jackson, Corey Haim, etc.) have been dying prematurely due to PRESCRIPTION drug abuse.
Celebrity deaths related to prescription drug use appear to be on the rise. Are they setting a trend, or simply reflecting the trend of prescription addicition?
Since the recent death of Michael Jackson, the topic of prescription drug misuse and abuse has been on the covers of magazines and widely discussed on television.