Fans around the world remain in shock over the sudden loss of pop icon Whitney Houston, who died at a Beverly Hills hotel Saturday night at age 48.
Whitney infamously battled addiction, admitting to using cocaine, marijuana and pills in several interviews.
Two days before her death, Whitney was spotted leaving a Hollywood club in sweat. She had given the last performance of her life that night singing "Yes Jesus Loves Me" with R&B singer Kelly Price.
“Whitney partied,” Price said in an interview. “She drank champagne. She sang and gave a performance that was unscheduled. I never expected her to take the stage.”
On Monday night, Dr. Drew expressed his outrage.
“When I saw that interview - it got me very, very worked up. The way people are recovering poor Whitney`s demise, I think, is superficial - inaccurate ... here you have people around her, saying that ‘she`s great’ - and 'she`s toasting champagne'. This is a woman with chronic multiple treatments for addiction. She was just treated last May at an outpatient program. The goal is abstinence - complete sobriety.”
He added, “A person with that kind of history of addiction who is holding a glass of champagne is literally drinking on their grave ... So for no one to recognize that around her? I`m outraged by it, and I`m saddened by it.”
Dr. Drew then questioned why his peers in the medical profession would give Whitney, someone with a chronic-known addiction, prescription drugs. Do most doctors really understand that these pills can lead to addiction? Watch the discussion in the video clip above.
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