Saturday, June 10, 2006

Addiction is a Slow Suicide

I was watching a program on television recently about how movie stars fall into addiction. One of the saddest cases is the actor Robert Downey Jr.

He has been in and out of rehab too many times to count and has also done some prison time. While he was being interviewed he said that his dad had given him marijuana at age 8.

He also described to a judge one time at a hearing what his addiction was like and although it is a pretty gruesome quote, I think it is quite accurate. He told a judge this:

"It's like I have a loaded gun in my mouth and I like the taste of metal."


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