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

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 drugs and being a star on the Fox television show Glee.

The 31-year-old actor was found dead in his Vancouver hotel room on July 14th.

He had been open about his struggles with addiction stating he had begun smoking marijuana and drinking by the age of 13 and that his drug use was out of control by the time he was 16.

Monteith went into rehab when he was 19 after his family staged an intervention.

In April, Monteith checked himself into a treatment facility again.

Treatment is only the beginning of a lifelong process. If you have heart disease and don't follow a recommended diet and exercise regimen, you're likely to have another heart attack. It's the same with addictive illness. If you don't follow the treatment plan, you are likely to relapse.

Opiates pose a serious danger to recovering addicts who decide to use again.

I hope that continued efforts at drug education, with drug classes and support networks will help keep youngsters from ever trying drugs in the first place. Abstinence truly is the best remedy to fight our nation’s ever-increasing addiction problem.

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