It has been suggested by various media houses that those close to her could have done something to stop her from slipping back to drug use (and eventually death). I argue that nothing could be further from the truth. Handling an Alcoholic/Addict is not that simple. Intervention can only take place if the dependent herself is willing to co-operate. Whitney was a strong willed person and handling her might not have been quite that simple. I can only pray that the loved ones of Whitney find it in themselves to forgive themselves for a burden that was too heavy for them to carry.