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"On This Day in American History"

Comment ...... There is no “Cure” for the disease of Addiction. It is a mental, physical and spiritual disease. When you stop using drugs or drinking alcohol you cannot start again. If you do it will be like you never stopped and it will get worst. The fatal progression of the addiction disease never stops. It is the only disease that tells you don't have a disease. Total abstinence for the rest of your life is the only way to survive.
At the bottom of the page is a list of celebrity's we have lose from the use and abuse of alcohol and drugs....

On this day in 2014, Philip Seymour Hoffman, considered one of the most talented and versatile actors of his generation, dies of an accidental drug overdose at age 46 in New York City. During his career, the prolific performer appeared in more than 50 movies, including “Capote,” “Doubt” and “The Hunger Games” series, and earned a reputation for playing difficult or quirky characters. Hoffman also was an accomplished stage actor and director. Born July 23, 1967, Hoffman was raised in Fairport, New York, and developed an interest in theater while growing up. He studied acting at New York University, from which he graduated in 1989, and went on to make his small-screen debut in a 1991 episode of “Law & Order.” The next year, he earned his first big-screen credit in an indie film titled “Triple Bogey on a Par Five Hole.” Hoffman garnered attention for his supporting role as a spoiled prep school student in the Oscar-winning film “Scent of a Woman” (1992), which he followed with appearances in such movies as “Nobody’s Fool” (1994), “Twister” (1996), “Boogie Nights” (1997), “The Big Lebowski” (1998) “Magnolia” (1999) and “The Talented Mr. Ripley” (1999). Increasingly in demand, Hoffman then took on roles in films including “Almost Famous” (2000), “Punch-Drunk Love” (2002), “The 25th Hour” (2002), “Cold Mountain” (2003) and “Along Came Polly” (2004). He won an Academy Award in the best actor category for his portrayal of author Truman Capote in “Capote” (2005), and received Oscar nominations for best supporting actor for his role as a CIA agent in “Charlie Wilson’s War” (2007) and for his performance as a priest in “Doubt” (2008). Other film credits include “Mission: Impossible III” (2006), “Moneyball” (2011) and “The Hunger Games” series. Hoffman garnered a third best supporting actor Oscar nomination for his role as a cult leader in “The Master” (2012). Hoffman also was an acclaimed stage actor and director, who helped co-found a theater company, LAByrinth, and earned Tony Award nominations for his performances in “True West” (2000), “Long Day’s Journey into Night” (2003) and “Death of a Salesman” (2012), in which he starred as Willy Loman. On February 2, 2014, Hoffman, who had struggled with drug addiction in his early 20s but was sober for many years before relapsing in 2012, was found dead in his Manhattan apartment. The medical examiner later ruled that the father of three had died from acute mixed drug intoxication.
Here are a few more names. You may recognize some of them..
Earnest Hemingway put a shotgun in his mouth and pulled the trigger because he could not stop drinking..
F. Scott Fitzgerald (The Great Gatsby) drank himself to death.
Marilyn Monroe – Her death, due to an overdose of sleeping pills, was ruled as a “possible” suicide.
John Belushi – Died in 1982 after injecting a speed ball – a mixture of cocaine and heroin.
River Phoenix – Died of a heroin overdose while in the presence of his younger brother Joaquin in front of the trendy Viper Room.
Heath Ledger – Died of an accidental prescription pill overdose.
Christopher Pettiet – You know him as Zach, the budding chef in “Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead.” He died of an accidental overdose in 2000.
Mary Anissa Jones – Better known as Buffy from “Family Affair.” Drugs found in her system at the time of her death include Seconal, PCP, methaqualone and cocaine.
Lani O’Grady – You remember her as the brainy and practical Mary on “Eight is Enough,” Lani died in 2001 at the age of 46 of “drug intoxication.” Found in her system at the time of her death were Vicodin and Prozac.
Chris Farley – Overdosed in 1997 after taking a speed ball.
Judy Garland – Died in 1969 of an overdose of barbiturates.
Anna Nicole Smith – Died in 2007 of “combined drug intoxication.”
Elvis Presley – Found dead in his bathroom in 1977 after overdosing on prescription drugs.
Rodney Harvey – On the verge of being taken very seriously as an actor, Harvey died of a heroin overdose in 1998.
Nick Adams – Died of a drug overdose in 1968.
Nick Cantor – The Dirty Dancing actor died after injecting a shot of pure heroin in 1991.
Montgomery Clift – Died in 1966 at the age of 45 – the combined effects of drugs and alcohol.
Dorothy Dandridge – Died at age 46 of an antidepressant overdose.
W.C. Fields – Died as the result of a shot liver due to excessive alcohol abuse.
Robert Pastorelli – The Murphy Brown actor died of a drug overdose in 2004 at the age of 50.
Dana Plato – Died of a drug overdose in 1999 after taking Vicodin and Vanadam.
Edie Sedgwick – Died in 1971 after mixing alcohol and barbiturates.
Brad Renfro – Died of a heroin overdose in 2008.
Whitney Huston who died of drowning in her bathtub because of drug addiction. So did her daughter.
Amy Winehouse drank herself to death.
Michael Jackson hired a doctor to shoot him up with drugs. The Doctor accidently overdose him…
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( 5 comments — Leave a comment )
Feb. 2nd, 2017 10:37 pm (UTC)
It's a terrible thing. I watched it destroy my brother. it never takes prisoners.
Feb. 2nd, 2017 10:46 pm (UTC)
I work with them 3 times a week..It keeps it green for me..
Feb. 3rd, 2017 01:02 pm (UTC)
You are a better man than I. Not having an addictive personality, I feel that I lack as much empathy as I would need to do a good job.
Feb. 3rd, 2017 01:32 pm (UTC)
I do this for me.. I need to see what will happen if I go back.. Its worked for 39 years.. I've worked in rehabs and driven them to meetings.. The biggest mistake they make is they stopped going to meetings.. Thank you..
Feb. 3rd, 2017 02:22 pm (UTC)
It's a little bit like WW. it's all about the meetings.
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