I was reading the news this week and came across THIS news article. A beautiful mansion right on the water in a luxury neighborhood in Florida might be getting turned into a drug and rehab clinic. On top of the fact that its a mansion on the beach, this place also has a full-time professional chef, an on call staff, a private pool, a baby grand piano, a home theater, and who knows what else!
Amy Winehouse died last Saturday. For those of you who don't know, Winehouse was a very successful music artist who won five Grammys from one album alone. She died at the age of 27.
To the best of my knowledge, the cause of death is still uncertain. Tests have returned inconclusive and we may never know for sure. However, Winehouse's lifestyle points to a sad possibility. After reaching a good level of success and fame, she began abusing alcohol and drugs, harming herself, and spending time in rehab. This has led many to speculate that her recent death was an overdose.
Chris Farley, Brittany Murphy, Heath Ledger, Judy Garland, Billy Mays, Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe, and the list goes on and on. Whether or not Amy Winehouse's death had anything to do with an overdose, there are a frightening amount of celebrity overdoses.
But how? How does it get to that point? How does anyone come to the place where they are not only abusing drugs and alcohol, but abusing them to the point of killing themselves?
Mark has been happily married for five years, has a year and a half old daughter, and serves as a youth and children pastor in Oak Park.