Celebrity Drug Death Tragedies: An Infographic

The list gets longer each year- those celebrities who die as a result of drug abuse, drug overdose, or fatal prescription drug interactions: Marilyn Monroe , Elvis Presley Brittany Murphy, Heath Ledger, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, and most recently Corey Monteith and Philip Seymour Hoffman to name just a few.

With great wealth and fame also comes great responsibility – especially for celebrities. Famous actors, musicians, and athletes all have to maintain a public image while balancing the rigors of their work with the allures of pleasure.

High incomes and a developed American party culture allow them sustained access to drugs, which when combined with the stresses and pressures of fame, sometimes leads to addiction and overdose.

This flip book and infographic comes courtesy of Laura Chapman* and The Coalition of Drug Abuse.

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*Laura Chapman worked in health and nutrition after finishing college, but took a step back to spend more time with her family and becoming a mother, so now divides her time between freelance writing and teaching privately.”

Michele R. Berman, M.D. was Clinical Director of The Pediatric Center, a private practice on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. from 1988-2000, and was named Outstanding Washington Physician by Washingtonian Magazine in 1999. She was a medical internet pioneer having established one of the first medical practice websites in 1997. Dr. Berman also authored a monthly column for Washington Parent Magazine.

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