Anna Nicole Smith Prescription
Anna Nicole Smith was a former Playboy model whose apparent lust
for fame led her in and out of the public eye with an almost uncanny
regular cycle. When she married a billionaire five decades older
than her, she was labeled a 'gold digger' and when the lawsuit
over his fortune upon his death went to court, she was hounded
by those accusations, though she adamantly denied them.
Anna Nicole Smith
Her inner circle held control
Anna Nicole Smith's inner circle of protectorates, such as her
close friends and lawyers, did well to manage her public affairs
and her image. There are reports that have surfaced since her
death about her alcohol and drug addiction problems, but during
her life, most of these claims were met with denial and counter-accusations
from her legal entourage. One need only look through the archives
of her television footage and photo shoots to see possible evidence
that something was going on.
Her weight gain and then sudden weight loss was one of the most
stunning, and stirring images of proof that she had some kind
of addiction problem, whether it was to food, alcohol, drugs,
or more. As the trial of her death moves forward, with several
physicians and her personal lawyer standing trial, a great deal
more about her personal life is beginning to surface.
Apparently, Anna Nicole Smith had been addicted to prescription
medications for many years, as well as her son, Daniel, who died
in her hospital room when he was 21, just after she had given
birth to her daughter. Daniel is reported to have died from a
drug overdose as well.
Many people have speculated, as her lawyer who is on trial, Howard
Stern, has indicated that the death of her son was so devastating
to her that she fell into a deeper depression and began to rely
more heavily on prescription medications to get through each day.
The failure to help
It is at this moment in time when people can turn back and look
to those around her and ask the most obvious question: if they
knew she had a problem with prescription drugs, then why did not
one of them seek to find her the help that she could have benefited
from? One of the major theories has to do with money. The case
about the billionaire's estate was still in limbo and there were
questions about whether she would actually come into that money
Some speculate that Anna Nicole Smith was allowed, possibly even
encouraged, to remain addicted to the drugs in order to keep some
measure of control over her. Others speculate that once her son
died, she couldn't bear the loss and simply gave up.
Whatever the case, she never openly admitted to an addiction
and apparently didn't seek any kind of rehab for it.
Anna Nicole Smith died February 8, 2007.