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Whitney Houston has long been one of the original divas of pop
music and her tale of misery and woes during the past two decades
have been well-documented. She is reported to have started smoking
marijuana when she was in high school and continued throughout
her early career.
Whitney Houston sold millions of albums and records and though
her success was at the highest level, she was never able to get
rid of the demons that have haunted her since those early years.
Whitney Houston's descent
Watching Whitney Houston's life unfold over the years has been
very similar to watching a train derail at high speeds, but in
slow-motion. The world began to notice her deterioration in the
middle of the 1990s, shortly after she married R&B singer
There has been an enormous amount of speculation that her marriage
to Bobby Brown was the ultimate tipping point and under his alleged
abuses and behaviors, she easily stumbled down the proverbial
rabbit hole into a world of chaos and self destruction.
Greatest Love of All ...
One of the most visible signs of Whitney Houston's rampant drug
use has been the deterioration of her once gorgeous appearance.
She now looks haggard, tired, and old. Another factor that one
can point to as evidence of the ravaging effects of drug use on
her is from her voice.
A YouTube video from one of her concerts in 2009 showed Whitney
Houston singing one of her trademark songs and struggling to reach
some of the more attainable notes. To those in the audience, and
witnesses on YouTube, who have a sense of musical integrity were
most likely cringing from the horror of that moment.
Reported drug use
Whitney has repeatedly denied that she is addicted to drugs and
has even publicly denied that she takes drugs of any kind, but
friends and witnesses have seen the evidence that is left behind
after her regular binges. There have been reports of cocaine-caked
spoons, cigarette butts all over, needles, and more paraphernalia
found all over her bathroom. She has been in denial for many years
and has repeatedly refused to seek help to overcome her addictions
(although she has had several stints in rehab).
One of the most important steps in recovery is accepting that
you have a problem (and apparently going into rehab didn't drive
this home). Until that happens, then there is nothing that anyone
can do to help you overcome a drug addiction. When Whitney Houston
finally left Bobby Brown and aimed to re-launch her career, it
seemed as though she was finally making the move to take back
control of her life. However, that dream for many of her fans
appears to have been just that
I Will Always Love You ...
Rumors have surfaced recently that Whitney is spending nearly
$6,000 a day on cocaine and other drugs. One party promoter who
witnessed her destructive behavior recently stated that he would
not be surprised if Whitney Houston lost her life and her battle
with addiction within a matter of months from the amount of drugs
she was consuming.
It's a tragic tale, but one that seems to repeat itself with
celebrities over and over again. Sometimes famous people along
with the less famous need to serve several visits to rehab before
they can become clean and sober for good.
Whitney Houston died Saturday February 11, 2012 in Beverly Hills,
California at 48 years old. She died at the Beverly Hilton hotel.
Her cause of death has been officially listed as an accidental
drowning in her bathtub with heart disease and cocaine being contributing