What is the connection between glamor, celebrities, success and drug abuse?
People who have addictive personalities also (by definition) have huge egos. They are drawn to the ego-feeding allure of the spotlight (fame in any form). So the industry attracts more than its share of budding addicts. Also, with fame and fortune come added access to drugs, along with a coterie of people (managers, friends, fans) who help to cushion the addict from the natural consequences of their actions. They get more and more addicted, feeding their need for adulation along with their addiction.
So I guess I'm saying that addicts are attracted to celebrity and celebrity accelerates their drug use. Celebrity may in some instances introduce people to drugs, but I believe the propensity for the abuse was there already waiting to be fed.
This is really a tough question because there are people who have survived the industry in Hollywood, from all areas of America, who maintain a drug free existence despite living the dream in Calfornia. Additionally, the percentage of famous celebrities who may or may not use any form of drugs at any point in their career is quite low. Considering how fast the careers move in the industry, the top celebrities simply do not find the time for drug addiction. Say No To Drugs
Seriously drugs have taken away a lot of great talent from this world. Once the the celebrities encounter drugs, it's all donwhill from there. Sad to see great talents just get wasted because of drugs. Shooting stars....
I think that some of the time they get caught up in a world of their own and if their friends or acquaintances don't try to stop them they think their behaviour is justified, and it's not just drug abuse it's other toxic behaviours that (in some) their new found wealth has made possible to explore.
First of all not ALL celebrities are using drugs. I think you would have to ask the question why are so many people in America drug abusers?
I'm sure its the same for some celebrities as it is for any other drug abuser. Most people drink or do drugs because it's the only way they can be open around other people. They give them confidence to be someone they want to be. If you look around you you will see that some people have addictive personalities and some don't.
Probably the shy ones or those that didn't feel like they could act without some sort of chemical to give them the courage or take away inhibitions are the ones with the addictive personality disorders that didn't allow them to use once or twice or occaisionally.
Celebrities are just humans like you and I.
The more fame, glamour, success you gain, then more stress and feeling of loss of self that comes with it. Self medication with substances is seen as a way of 'grounding and stabilizing' yourself, when really you're doing the opposite.
There are could be connections between glamour,success and celebrities because they all walk in the same line,if you are a celebrity you would be showered with glamour because you belong to the world and not to yourself any longer and glamour would definitely bring success. As for drug,drug is connected to anyone who wishes to derive any level of satisfaction from consuming it, many others uses drug as well but because the celebrities belong to the world that is why theres want to look odd or different. So drug is being connected to whoever is interested in it.
When you become famous all your imperfections come to light creating major insecurities coupled with a lot of money and the stress of trying to be perfect. This is the perfect recipe for disaster.
I don't think it's any different for famous than anyone else. We just hear about it more because of the way media covers high profile people. Famous or not, rich or poor, black or white, jewish or muslim. it doesn't matter. Chemical addiction is an equal opportunity destroyer!
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