Cocaine – Still Destroying the Stars after All These Years
Daily, loyal fans see celebrity lives spinning out of control because of cocaine. Currently media focus is on actress Lindsay Lohan and actor Charlie Sheen. The one, a talented woman who crashed before she showed us the breadth of her talents. The other, a talented actor who seems determined to prove his immunity to the power this drug wields. These are not isolated stories. Unfortunately, cocaine has destroyed dozens of talented celebrities generation after generation. Neither Lohan nor Sheen are exempt from its destructive capability, and neither seems to realize this.
Not too long ago fans were lamenting the demise of another celebrity, an exciting virtuoso violinist, named Eugene Fodor. He died recently of liver disease at the age of 60, but his career had ended more than a decade earlier.
The Washington Post described his story this way. “At the top of his career in the 1970s, the Colorado-born, Juilliard-trained Fodor was playing some 100 concerts a year and appearing on The Tonight Show; he was also the spotlight performer of President Gerald Ford’s first State Dinner in the White House. Fodor was a particularly good-looking fellow, known to dazzle not only with his technique but with his good looks and charm. New York magazine dubbed him the ‘Mick Jagger of classical music.’ His career ‘began to swirl out of control’ in the mid-80s, due to his brash ways and his reliance on cocaine.”
Witness an artist http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNVARrq3bos&NR=1 destroyed by cocaine and you will understand the ruthlessness of this drug and the people who introduce it to those who have attained uncommon success.
“Talented artists are easy prey for cocaine. It pretends to promise a solution to the outrageous demands and pressures of celebrity –then it betrays the user,” says Bobby Wiggins, senior drug prevention specialist at Narconon International.
Cocaine is a highly seductive drug that turns on its users quickly. Tolerance begins building almost immediately. That means once the user is addicted, the amount of the drug required to bring on its effects and the frequency it needs to be used both escalate dramatically,” says Wiggins. “To rescue the user it is vital to entirely eliminate the craving.” The Narconon Rehabilitation Program addressed this exact factor without administering any substitute drugs, using a detox system that also restores the health and vitality of the addicted person.”
For information on what Narconon is doing to curtail cocaine use, contact 800-775-8750 or visit their website at www.narconon.org