Actor Corey Haim Dies of Possible Drug Overdose
However celebrities such as Haim, who died at 38 years of age and admitted to years of struggles with cocaine, crack and prescription drug abuse, are not that much different from other successful people battling alcoholism or drug abuse. While the tabloid glamour and paparazzi may be missing, everyone suffering from the disease of addiction faces the same challenges in recovery and the need for customized treatment coupled with effective aftercare and support to minimize the chance of relapse.
Haim, who starred is such films as “Lucus” and “The Lost Boys” is a reminder that addiction is a lifelong disease and like any other disease, relapse can happen. The key to overcoming setbacks is to have the resources and support necessary to regain sobriety and address the triggers and issues which caused the relapse.