Prescription Drug Users

Rush Limbaugh

Rush Limbaugh, famous for being an outspoken, conservative radio talk show host and a brash political commentator, has worked as a disc jockey since he was 16 years old and his The Rush Limbaugh Show which is the highest-rated talk-radio program in the United States. Although Limbaugh likes to throw around his “holier than thou” attitude he isn’t really that holy; he was found in 2003 to be under investigation for illegally obtaining the prescription drugs oxycodone and hydrocodone which are strong pain killers. Limbaugh claims that his addiction stems from severe back pain which was increased by a botched surgery which was supposed to correct these problems.

Elvis Presley

In a time when prescription drugs weren’t viewed as necessarily harmful since it was doctors who were prescribing them, Elvis Presley was battling with multiple drug addictions. Presley first began drug experimentation in the military where he began an addiction to stimulants which got worse when he returned home. The pressures of music and being a celebrity led Presley to begin addiction after addiction often prescribed by his own doctor. In 1977 Presley, the King of Rock and Roll died of overdose.

Matthew Perry

Matthew Perry is a very popular actor, most well known for his role on the NBC sitcom Friends where he was nominated for an Emmy. While at the height of his career, what many people didn't know was that Perry was a habitual Vicodin and alcoholic. In 1997, Perry decided to checked himself into a drug rehab program. Since the incident Perry has said to be clean and is even giving back by opening his own drug rehab facility, Perry House.

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