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  •  This angers me.... (2+ / 0-)
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    PSzymeczek, JayRaye

    I don't know why. I don't follow country music. I don't think I've ever heard any of her songs all the way through. But when I saw her on that "Rehab" show, I wanted her to make it. She seemed like a genuinely good person who deserved a second chance and it angers me she didn't get it. I want to blame Dr. Drew but not knowing enough about drug rehabilitation and the mortality rate for people who go through those kinds of programs, I don't know if I can. Maybe I just don't like the idea of putting people who are in that much pain on TV for everyone to watch. But since I also watched it, what position am I in to complain?  

    •  She's the fifth person (2+ / 0-)
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      JayRaye, Dirtandiron

      to appear on Celebrity Rehab to have died.  First suicide that I'm aware of.
      Jeff Conaway died of pneumonia and encephalopathy.
      Rodney King drowned.
      Joey Kovar OD'd.
      Mike Starr OD'd.

      You can't keep a mighty tree alive (much less expect it to thrive) by only spritzing the fine leaves at its tippy-top. The fate of the whole tree depends on nurturing the grassroots. - Jim Hightower

      by PSzymeczek on Tue Feb 19, 2013 at 10:52:13 AM PST

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      •  Many people are not aware (2+ / 0-)
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        just how high the death rate is for advanced alcohol and drug addiction. Suicide rate is also very high.

        And even if they don't die right away, it's slow motion suicide.

        Heartbreaking for everyone involved.

        WE NEVER FORGET Our Labor Martyrs: a project to honor the men, women and children who lost their lives in Freedom's Cause. For Jan: Right-to-Work/Right-to-Live(?)

        by JayRaye on Tue Feb 19, 2013 at 12:19:22 PM PST

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    •  I have very mixed feelings myself. (0+ / 0-)

      On the one hand the program brings the issue to the forefront. On the other hand, I have the same reservations about public therapy.

      But mostly it just makes me very sad.

      WE NEVER FORGET Our Labor Martyrs: a project to honor the men, women and children who lost their lives in Freedom's Cause. For Jan: Right-to-Work/Right-to-Live(?)

      by JayRaye on Tue Feb 19, 2013 at 12:16:38 PM PST

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