Drug Addiction Takes Child Stars Life After years of highly publicized drug problems 80’s teen heartthrob Corey Haim has died. Haim was 38 years old and many remember him best from his role in “Lost Boys” alongside his lifelong friend Corey Feldman. In an interview with Haim in 2004 he acknowledged his long time problems with drug addiction.
It was not lack of drug rehabilitation that led to Haim’s death, he entered in at least 15 different programs in his lifetime. In fact one of them likely led to his addiction to prescription drugs. Haim told the British tabloid that he went in rehabilitation and was put on prescription drugs, including stimulants and sedatives to help him with his addiction to crack cocaine. “I was working on ‘Lost Boys’ when I smoked my first joint,” he told The Sun. “I did cocaine for about a year and a half, then it led to crack.” “I started on the downers, which were a hell of a lot better than the uppers because I was a nervous wreck,” he said. “I wasn’t functional enough to work for anybody, even myself. I wasn’t working,” he said.
Haim could have benefited from a more holistic approach. While no one can say that this approach would have saved his life, many drug addicts respond extremely well to a drug free approach to drug rehabilitation. The Narconon drug rehab addresses the root causes of addiction by handling the physical aspect of the problem through the New Life Detoxification program. This addresses the cravings which are known to cause relapse, however addiction involves many factors. The addict through his drug addiction has separated himself from groups and family and has isolated himself with fixation only on obtaining a chemical substance at all costs. Through the full Narconon program the drug addict is first handled physically then addressed mentally to awaken social consciousness. This two phase approach achieves results, 76% of our graduates remain drug free.
Narconon is dedicated to helping people overcome drug addiction and return to a happy productive drug-free life.