Another Celebrity Tragedy -- Drug Education is Critical

by Mike Miller July 13, 2014
Death due to drug use is always tragic. World-famous rocker and Bain-Aid founder Bob Geldof knows the pain one suffers when a life is cut all-too-short due to a drug overdose. Geldof’s beautiful 25-year-old daughter, Peaches died after overdosing on heroin last month. Peaches died in her family home last month while alone with one of her two young sons. Her husband, musician Thomas Cohen, found her body in a spare bedroom in their home. A post-mortem examination failed to establish the ca... [More]

Drug Education Classes Not Enough for Philip Seymour Hoffman

by Mike Miller February 3, 2014
There is no denying that Philip Seymour Hoffman was an immensely talented actor. From the stage to the big screen, Hoffman delighted fans from of all ages enjoyed his work. Hoffman was also one of the most popular actors in the game among his colleagues. Unfortunately, Hollywood has lost another one of its great talents to drug addiction. Hoffman, who admitted to battling heroin addiction in his youth, had been sober for more than 25 years before taking up the drug again in 2013. He entered reh... [More]

Actor Cory Monteith Took Drug Class

by Mike Miller October 23, 2013
It is yet another tragic tale of a young life lost to the ravages of drug abuse. There have been many before Cory Monteith. Unfortunately, there will be many more in the future. My goal as a counselor for an online alcohol and drug class is to reduce the number of youngsters who become addicted to drugs or alcohol. As reported in www.nbc4i.com. The coroner's office of British Columbia confirmed Monteith died from an overdose of alcohol and heroin. Monteith will be best known for overdosing on ... [More]

Tatum O’Neal Needs Another Drug Class

by Mike Miller October 10, 2012
Alas it is with true regret that I have to blog about a relapse from one of my favorite actresses Tatum O’Neal. The former child star - who has a long history with drug abuse – and has once again checked into a treatment center in Southern California in a bid to get help for her cocaine addiction. As reported in www.irishcentral.com. Since entering the facility, the 48-year-old actress - the youngest person ever to win an Academy Award - has been visited several times by her father... [More]

Does Miley Cyrus Need Drug Class?

by Mike Miller September 28, 2012
Miley Cyrus is all grown up. Like many childhood celebrities she now seems to be going through a rough patch. The star of “Hannah Montana” who not too long ago was all the rage has a career that has been sliding down hill. Given her recent behavior it does not look to improve any time soon. Miley is being accused of drug abuse and being out of control. Part of the hype is that she just got her hair really short. As reported in hwhills.com. I truly believe where there is smoke there... [More]

Son of Eagles’ Head Coach Andy Reid Needed Pennsylvania Drug Class

by Mike Miller September 3, 2012
Garrett Reid, the son Philadelphia Eagles coach Any Reid loved more than life itself succumbed to drug addiction a few weeks ago. Like many drug addicts who overdose, Garrett succumbed top drugs after a long period of sobriety. With the untimely death of Garrett, addiction is once again in the spotlight, but the perils of addiction can be found anywhere. As reported in www.nj.com. The 29-year-old Garrett had a highly publicized bout with addiction. Most people who knew him said he was a highly... [More]

More Celebrities Such as Flavor Flav and Antoine Dodson Who Need Drug Education

by Mike Miller August 8, 2012
When was the last time you read about a celebrity being busted for a drug-related incident?  For many, it would have to be not long.  If you are a regular reader of my blogs it would be yesterday since I am doing a daily blog in attempt to hit one a day for a month.  This is the sixth in that series highlighting celebrities who have had drug-related arrests. Flavor Flav – Who the heck is this guy and how did he get popular?  This no-talent reality star has somehow carv... [More]

Amy Winehouse’s Dad Admits She Needed Drug Class

by Mike Miller July 13, 2012
After his daughter passed away at the age of 27 recently, Amy Winehouse’s father tried to hide the fact that she suffered from alcohol and drug abuse. The facts were overwhelming, however, and now Mitch Winehouse is coming clean (no pun intended). Mitch admits he has a hard time enjoying her breakthrough "Back to Black" album because the songs are about her ex-husband. He blames Blake Fielder-Civil for leading her into drug abuse, and he details her long decline in a new memoir, "Amy, My ... [More]

Could a Drug Class Could Have Kept Thomas Kinkade Alive?

by Mike Miller July 9, 2012
Thomas Kinkade is arguably the most marketable American painter in the past 50 years. His paintings have brought joy to millions. As beautiful as his creations are, his private life was a mess. Unfortunately part of his history will include chronic alcoholism, drug abuse, driving under the influence behavior, and a death attributed to overdose. Perhaps even more unfortunately he will not be able to rest in peace as his heirs battle over his estate. This as reported in www.mercurynews.com. The ... [More]

Mandatory Drug Classes for Celebrities Needed

by Mike Miller June 12, 2012
Are celebrities not human beings like the rest of us? If so, the question becomes is there a fatal attraction between celebrities and controlled substances? Is it more difficult for them to overcome their addictions when they are constantly in the spotlight? "Nobody knows better than Duff McKagan. McKagan left one of the most popular bands of his time because he couldn’t handle all the drugs and alcohol. The longtime drug and alcohol addict nearly died from an exploding pancreas in 1994 ... [More]