Whitney Houston Back in Rehab

One of the first songs I ever sang karaoke was “I Wanna Dance With Somebody.” Whitney Houston really had some great hits back then and I am sad for her that she’s back in rehab. While I wouldn’t say I looked up to her as a role model, I did feel she was somewhat respectable as an actress and singer. Unfortunately her life has been riddled with drugs, violence, and chaos. She has been in and out of rehab over the years and is still having trouble staying sober. I know that addiction is extremely difficult to overcome. It is especially difficult for those that have little to lose, i.e. no job, no money, no family. Think about it, what’s the point of quitting, it’s not like they have something to look forward to. So you would think intuitively that it would be easier for celebrities to stay sober–they have a lot to lose, right? However, for celebrities, they have almost too much of a cushion to sustain their drug and alcohol use. Additionally the more trouble they get into, the more fame it brings. They’re also not used to being told no, and find the structure needed for sobriety almost impossible to sustain.

I think it’s important not to put too much hope into others’ sobriety; if our expectations are too high, they will almost surely be crushed. I wish Whitney Houston luck in her latest efforts, but I also won’t be surprised if the next time she’s in the news is for her latest relapse.

Will Whitney Houston stay clean this time?Market Research

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