By John Lavitt
Original Source: thefix.com
For these and so many icons whose careers were cut short, fame, talent, beauty, and wealth were not effective armor against the onslaught of alcohol use disorder.
The disease of alcoholism does not discriminate. If you were born with a certain genetic makeup, if there is a history of alcoholism in your family, if you experience worsening consequences of your drinking and still can’t stop…you might be one of us. And alcohol use disorder is a progressive disease that only gets worse over time if left untreated.
Since alcoholism is also a self-diagnosed and self-treated disease, you have to be willing to do the work necessary to recover. Regardless of external circumstances — wealth, status, prestige, talent, access to the best resources — if you are not willing to help yourself, nobody can. As evidence of this reality, here are eight legendary celebrities who tragically died from alcohol use disorder or alcohol-related causes…click here to continue reading