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Screen shot 2014-04-15 at 10.20.03 PMCNN.com summarizes the current state of celebrity substance abuse.  It seems each generation of stars struggles with addiction.  These are people that America worships in movies and sitcoms.  These battling stars mirror many of the problems that families struggle with everyday not the least drug addiction.  They do it often in a bigger way punctuated by frequent tragedy.  You can view CNN’s slide show in Jeremy Miller from ‘Growing Pains’ talks addiction

Screen shot 2014-05-01 at 2.29.34 PMReport: Peaches Geldof Died From Heroin Overdose – TIME.com The daughter of Irish musician Bob Geldof, Peaches Geldof shared the same tragic fate as her mother, British television personality Paula Yates, who died from a heroin overdose when Peaches Geldof was 11 years old.   Really!  If we know this, is it possible to recognize what we are doing, just is not working.

One of the things America can do better is proactively face the reality of drug use in the U.S.  We need ways of re-claiming lives seeming lost to addiction.  The affordable care act has created much more access to treatment and greatly diminishes the need for street drugs through replacement drug therapy.  Here’s a look at lives lost to our prison system:  Attorney General Eric Holder: “I back a plan to reduce some drug-related sentences” CNN.com.

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