On Tuesday night, HLN’s Dr. Drew and his guests discussed a huge problem that’s afflicting our nation - a problem that may have taken the life of Whitney Houston - the prescription pill epidemic.
“I get frustrated when I hear people say she`s a former addict,” HLN host Jane Velez-Mitchell told Dr. Drew. “'Oh, she was off hard drugs. She was only drinking. She was OK.’ It`s just the wrong information. You can`t be a former addict.”
There have been so many artists in the music industry plagued by problems with drugs and alcohol over the years.
Janis Joplin, Elvis Presley, Kurt Cobain, Amy Winehouse, Michael Jackson – the list goes on and on … and now, everyone’s talking about the death of Whitney Houston. Although the official toxicology reports have yet to be released, it’s no secret that the pop icon had a tough battle with her addictions as well.
Dr. Drew's take on Whitney Houston's life...and death. We don't know what killed her. But we know that she had addiction problems throughout her life. What role did they play in her demise? Who tried to step in and stop it? Were doctors who prescribed medication in any way culpable? Did the pitfalls of fame and fortune contribute?
Dr. Drew will bring his decades of experience as a physician and addictionologist to the discussion.