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Celebrity Drug Addiction
Looks at why celebrities, such as Michael Jackson and Anna Nicole Smith, develop such powerful drug addictions.
# 153445 | 1,290 words | 4 sources | APA | 2013 | US
Published on Jun 03, 2013 in Film (Artist) , Psychology (Social) , Psychology (Alcohol and Drugs)

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This paper reviews the drug use and death from drug overdoses of celebrities Michael Jackson and Anna Nicole Smith. Next, the author indicates that Michael Jackson and Anna Nicole Smith had chronic aches, which led them to addiction, plus the consequences of being international stars, contributed to their deaths through drug overdose. The paper indicates that most celebrities, but not all, do have an issue with drugs because they cannot handle the pressure of constantly growing public expectations. A list of key facts is included.

Table of Contents:
How did Michael Jackson Die?
How did Anna Nicole Smith Die?
Psychological Reasons Which Cause Celebrities to Become Addicted to Drugs

From the Paper:

"Money, sudden fame, lack of anonymity, lack of trust and loyalty from those around them are some of the possible reasons which might cause famous people to start using drugs with an increased frequency. Depending on the various drugs which they use, one could make some assumptions regarding the causes which lead them in this specific direction. For example, the people who need substances such as amphetamines or cocaine have difficulty in living up to the expectations that society has from them. They feel a very strong social pressure and they need a drug to boost their self confidence and the belief that they can satisfy all the expectations that the others have from them.
"The people who use drugs such as heroin on the other hand are driven by a different reason, namely the desire to escape from reality. While the former category wished to be better at facing reality, this latter one is interested in escaping. The people belonging to this group are interested in being anesthetized to life, which they perceive as being full of issues that they can not handle.
"There is a third category, which refers to the use of drugs caused by medical conditions."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Deans, D.A. Drug addiction (1997). California state university, http://www.csun.edu/~vcpsy00h/students/drugs.htm accessed April 12, 2011
  • Drug addiction facts, http://www.drug-addiction-support.org/drug-addiction-facts.html accessed April 12, 2011
  • Roach, C. Did Michael Jackson die of a Propofol overdose? ( July 6, 2009) http://www.examiner.com/health-care-in-chicago/did-michael-jackson-die-of-a-propofol-overdose accessed April 14, 2011
  • Top 10 celebrity drug users (living), http://www.casapalmera.com/blog/top-10-celebrity-drug-users-living/ accessed April 12, 2011

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