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Why does everyone immediately jump to the "Drugs" conclusion

  1. MikeNV profile image73
    MikeNVposted 7 years ago

    When someone dies young in Hollywood like Brittany Murphy did today immediately the Forums and Board are swamped with searches for that person and drugs.

    Have we really become so skeptical as a society of everything coming out of Hollywood being a result of socially irresponsible behavior?

    I'm not seeing this death as making any sense, and with no real history of risky behavior, I'm going to take the higher road and go with Cardiac Arrest as a result of the complications of diabetes.

    I for one hope there is no drug involvement at all.  We've kind of had enough of that with the Michael Jackson thing.

    1. earnestshub profile image89
      earnestshubposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      i remember the bull around River Phoenix's death.The reports of GBH overdose was crud. His GHB (it's real name)levels were normal! smile

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      sandra rinckposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      drugs can be anything..."any substance that effects the way your mind and body works" big_smile

      1. Cagsil profile image60
        Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you Sandra for clarification. lol lol smile

  2. Misha profile image75
    Mishaposted 7 years ago

    I don't. So it is at least everyone minus one smile

    1. Cagsil profile image60
      Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      roll

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        lyricsingrayposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        lol

  3. wavegirl22 profile image44
    wavegirl22posted 7 years ago

    make that minus 2

    I dont either.

  4. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    Drugs have a way of showing up. So, many people simply jump to the conclusion, someone else has. They adapt it for their point of view, even if they don't believe.

    Not everyone does that. But, a number of people do. smile

    I'm not to be included. I wait to learn everything there is to know. It's not a great concern, regardless, because it really doesn't have an effect/affect on my direct life. It is tragic that it happened, but it's part of life and it's always shock to most, especially when the person was young.

    Well, that's what I see. smile

  5. tony0724 profile image61
    tony0724posted 7 years ago

    To answer your primary question about why people think that way , they go off the track record. It is a shame her life ended so young. And she was a very talented young lady. I hope she is the exception and not the rule

  6. atil profile image57
    atilposted 7 years ago

    Given the FACT that she has a history of drug abuse I lean towards drugs. Of course I could be wrong and its just a 32 year old heart giving out waaaaaaaaay early.

    As far as River Phoenix I don't know what GBH is but that boy died of a speedball, same thing that killed John Belushi!

    1. earnestshub profile image89
      earnestshubposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      GBH is a name promoted by the anti drug lobby to mean Great Bodily Harm. It is in fact Gamma Hydroxy Butole or GHB. Dangerous with alchohol as a deep transe like state can result in very faint life signs that make the person appear dead.
      GHB taken properly without any alchohol results in psychological insights and the lifting of depression as well as having many other medical applications. the drug was of great interest until the FDA banned it as abusable during the so called "War against drugs." Most of the information about it is politically motivated "Reefer madnesss" type hysteria in my view! smile

    2. Uninvited Writer profile image83
      Uninvited Writerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Actually, she had a history of accusations of drug abuse.

      1. atil profile image57
        atilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Oh, I guess that they were unfounded? Elvis,John Belushi,Kurt Cobain, all had accusations of drug abuse and amazingly they were true. Sooooooooo, I'm gonna go ahead and figure on a drug caused demise.

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    lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago

    Bottom line, whether it's true or not, it sells newspapers and magazines, that's the sole reason I believe.  Sad.

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      lyricsingrayposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      the media create this information and the media benefit from it.

  8. arthriticknee profile image79
    arthritickneeposted 7 years ago

    Probability.

    Your average 32 year old female does not drop dead of a heart attack that often.

    Sure there are conditions such as cardiomyopathy that can be ticking away inside you without your knowledge then oneday you die. The numbers say that the likelihood of drugs is many times higher.

    Each scenario is sad for both similar and very different reasons.

    1. Lisa HW profile image82
      Lisa HWposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Good answer.  Although I won't allow myself to imagine more than what they tell us in the news on something like this, I'll admit to kind of thinking, "I won't be surprised if this turns out to be drug-related".  Usually, it does, and then I'm not surprised.  smile  The Hollywood culture doesn't help either.

  9. rebekahELLE profile image91
    rebekahELLEposted 7 years ago

    well, it's our media.

  10. Uninvited Writer profile image83
    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    There were also accusations she was anorexic, that certainly causes heart attacks. I don't like to jump to conclusions before I hear the facts. Whatever, it was a very sad event.

    1. atil profile image57
      atilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Drugs make you skinny...just saying.

      1. Uninvited Writer profile image83
        Uninvited Writerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        So does not eating...

        1. atil profile image57
          atilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          which is a result of using Cocaine,Meth and many other illegal drugs  , we could do this all night but only time will tell who is correct!

  11. kmackey32 profile image80
    kmackey32posted 7 years ago

    Honestly!!!!!

       1. The last few famous people have died with drugs in there system

       2. She was Young
       
       3. young and Cardiac Arrest

       4. rummers of drug use

       5. Skinny

    1. kmackey32 profile image80
      kmackey32posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Yep the list of reasons why people make conclusions could go on. lol

  12. ediggity profile image61
    ediggityposted 7 years ago

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    1. Uninvited Writer profile image83
      Uninvited Writerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Excellent smile

  13. Uninvited Writer profile image83
    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    It's not a contest...I don't know what caused her heart attack and neither do you. We will find out when we find out.

    1. atil profile image57
      atilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Life is a contest

  14. tony0724 profile image61
    tony0724posted 7 years ago

    I cannot help but laugh at you people ! We cannot even have a civilized discussion regarding celebrity deaths . Any grown ups here ?

    1. atil profile image57
      atilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Are we not being civil?

    2. kmackey32 profile image80
      kmackey32posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I was being civilized, I only stated why people are drawing there conclusion. lol

      1. atil profile image57
        atilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Some are more sensitive I guess

        1. kmackey32 profile image80
          kmackey32posted 7 years agoin reply to this

          oh wink

  15. tony0724 profile image61
    tony0724posted 7 years ago

    It has nothing to do with sensitivity. The fact is most of the forums devolve into a pissing contest sooner then later. And this one was already starting the preliminary rounds like the intreraction between uninvited writer and atil. This is one of the reasons people like Pgrundy are disgusted. While I rarely agree with her she is a quality writer. But if it makes you feel better saying I am oversensitive , I am OK with that.

    But most of the time lately on the forums I am reminded of my grandkids arguing about whether to watch nickolodeon or the cartoon network.

    1. atil profile image57
      atilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, the interaction was civil between Uninvited Writer and myself, I don't think it was going to devolve into a pissing contest. These forums are for adults to interact and from what I have seen from the likes of the person you mentioned she has been the one claiming any disagreement with her views as a personal attack. I'm sorry if these things upset you but I do not feel like I was being attacked by uninvited writer and I hope she doesn't feel that I was attacking her.

  16. Lisa HW profile image82
    Lisa HWposted 7 years ago

    I don't see any arguing going on here.  I think you may be borrowing a "p-ing" contest that hasn't even happened.  Someone asked.  People answered.  A couple of people thought they were giving funny responses.  I don't see a problem at all.   lol

    1. tony0724 profile image61
      tony0724posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Lisa you have been around here long enough to know that more often then not we are reduced to mudslinging on the forums. I would like to see if we can have adult interaction for once. Let's challenge ourselves

  17. Colebabie profile image60
    Colebabieposted 7 years ago

    Its really sad. She has had a history of drug abuse so it isn't necessarily "jumping to conclusions" to suppose it was drugs. I lost a friend to an overdose at the beginning of summer. It is really difficult to deal with and her family and friends are in my thoughts.

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    I didn't say a thing about drugs in my post so hope you aren't talking about my post or me

    1. tony0724 profile image61
      tony0724posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Not at all. I have not seen your post.

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        Crazdwriterposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        okay PHEW! lol just wanted to make sure...big_smile

        1. tony0724 profile image61
          tony0724posted 7 years agoin reply to this

          And I would like to add I like your hubs too ! big_smile

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            Crazdwriterposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            thank you..i think they are okay not the best but hey I'm trying lol I don't think I have stumbled on yours yet....

            1. tony0724 profile image61
              tony0724posted 7 years agoin reply to this

              My writing skills are remedial at best ! smile

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                Crazdwriterposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                I'll have to go see for myself tongue hehehe

  19. Uninvited Writer profile image83
    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    I didn't feel like it was an argument and I did not feel attacked. It would not have gone any further, I do not mudsling...

  20. mpurcell10 profile image56
    mpurcell10posted 7 years ago

    Right or wrong for thinking it, alot of actors do drugs and we find out about it.When there is a history it is hard thing not to jump to.I wish there was no such thing but its out there and ALOT of people do drugs and get hurt or killed by them. I just hope that maybe one kid can see it and never do drugs.

  21. Bovine Currency profile image59
    Bovine Currencyposted 7 years ago

    Meanwhile, a whole ton of people died the same day that were not famous.  I really don't care how brittany murphy died.

    1. theageofcake profile image66
      theageofcakeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Here, here.

  22. kittyasmith profile image67
    kittyasmithposted 7 years ago

    Brittany Murphy DIED??? I am so sad.

    I know other people have died too, I don't know who they are, though, so I can't send condolences.

 
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