We all are certainly aware of the correlation between the fame and fortune that Hollywood offers, and the depths of drug use that often accompany the good. The rigors of making it as a celebrity often proves far too much for many stars, in the same way that it can affect the common person struggling with life issues. After all; most people fall into regular drug use precisely because they make them feel so good; particularly at a time when they might feel so bad for any number of reasons. This effect is also why there’s hope around the corner, in the form of naltrexone implants, which rob the destructive drug of its powers to provide you with a false and terminable sense of euphoria, and show the drug for what it truly is: something that is a slow killer, through-and-through. Without the artificial and fleeting good feeling provided by alcohol or drugs, this treatment paves a welcome road for you to discard the drug and start reclaiming your life.
How exactly do naltrexone implants accomplish this amazing feat? The treatment actively blocks opioids when used regularly; especially the pain-relieving and intensely joyful feelings otherwise gained through the use of heroin and opiates. It has other notable benefits that are absent in other popular treatments for drug addiction: it isn’t addictive – like morphine, for example – nor does it have the physical dependence attribute that makes so many treatments almost as dangerous as the drug they’re trying to rid you of. The one thing it does require is consistent and steady use, because if you decide to go off of naltrexone, the drug it’s supposed to help you with may come back stronger. Furthermore, the risk of overdose may increase.
For most rockers and young people in general back in 1994, the death of superstar Nirvana front-man Kurt Cobain came as a sad and shocking reminder of the perils of drug addiction and the pressures that lead to it. In late February of 1994, a heroin-addicted and depressed Cobain supposedly took his own life.
In a recurring theme, Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Hillel Slovak honestly tried to buck his serious heroin addiction for years; but the drug’s hold on him was too strong and the struggling guitarist died of an overdose in the late 80s; just a few years after naltrexone implants were synthesized and recognized for its abilities.
The inability to get off drugs also took the lives of both DJ AM and the illustrious King of Pop, Michael Jackson, more recently; highlighting even more the potential life-saving benefits of this opioid inhibitor.
It’s a common saying that to get to Hollywood will bring you fame and fortune. For those who are able to suppress the evils that may challenge or destroy their health, this may be true. For others who fall victim to the Hollywood lifestyle, they tell a different story; one of fame and misfortune, one that could ultimately cost your life.
Mercedes Potter is a writer who is making her way in the blogging world. In this post she discusses the less fortunate who lost the battle with the ‘Hollywood Curse’. Follow her @CedesPotter to read other pieces she has written.