Joco Opinion

February 11, 2014 9:23 PM

As I See It — Addiction takes everything and everyone prisoner, not just the addict.

When I read of the death of Philip Seymour Hoffman, I was saddened as so many others were. Every time I read a sad story like this, I wonder how a rich and famous person could just throw away their luxurious life. I wonder why they use drugs at all, especially in light of the many celebrity deaths we’ve all heard about: Heath Ledger, Michael Jackson, Amy Winehouse, River Phoenix, John Belushi, Jimi Hendrix, Janice Joplin, Marilyn Monroe.

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