Did Whitney Houston Misuse Prescripti...

Did Whitney Houston Misuse Prescription Drugs?

There are 21 comments on the WSET-TV Lynchburg story from Feb 13, 2012, titled Did Whitney Houston Misuse Prescription Drugs?. In it, WSET-TV Lynchburg reports that:

Lynchburg, VA - Experts in our area are weighing in on whether drugs may have played a role in Whitney Houston's death.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at WSET-TV Lynchburg.

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guest

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#1 Feb 18, 2012
no

The drugs abused her.

Benzos are insidious, and more people have died from them than any other drug.

They are considered safe because it is difficult to *overdose* on them and die.

But, we never hear that to get off benzos people are put on anti-seizure drugs to prevent seizure, coma or death.

no.

the benzos abused her.

Birdhat80

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#2 Feb 18, 2012
Does a hobby horse have a wooden dick?... Hell ya she abused them and everything else she could get her hands on..

While I agree with @guest about them bn hard to get of of because of siezures , she still knew better then to be taking 3 diff benzos together... And sleeping pills.... And drinkn large amounts of alcohol...
I wasn't a huge fan of hers, but i still find her death really sad.. But to think that she didn't abuse drugs just shows ignorance
Tim

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#4 Feb 18, 2012
Birdhat80 wrote:
Does a hobby horse have a wooden dick?... Hell ya she abused them and everything else she could get her hands on..

While I agree with @guest about them bn hard to get of of because of siezures , she still knew better then to be taking 3 diff benzos together... And sleeping pills.... And drinkn large amounts of alcohol...
I wasn't a huge fan of hers, but i still find her death really sad.. But to think that she didn't abuse drugs just shows ignorance
Yup, as soon as you start mixing alcohol with prescription medication you are playing Russian roulette. It's usually not an OD of just one medication, it's almost always mixed with something.

Birdhat80

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#6 Feb 18, 2012
Big pauly the king wrote:
I heard she was not only on benzo n liquor mostly straight vodka, she was heavily abusing hydrocodone, n all 3 combine are the reason of her demise. Poor lovely women. RIP HOUSTON WHITNEY.
I hadn't heard about the hydrocodone.. But doesn't surprise me... Def combining all 3 in heavy doses is very dangerous.. She was very talented, and it's sad man.. She just couldn't ever beat her demons... Just a bad thing... Def RIP Whitney

Birdhat80

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#7 Feb 18, 2012
Tim wrote:
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Yup, as soon as you start mixing alcohol with prescription medication you are playing Russian roulette. It's usually not an OD of just one medication, it's almost always mixed with something.
I agree Tim.. It's usually always more then 1 drug mixed together in a large amount with alcohol.... And it only takes once to do too much of something...

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#8 Feb 18, 2012
Poor lady funny thing about is that she was on alcohol and Xanax for 20 years, it finally caught up with her and killed her,( not to forget she was on crack cocaine for 10 years too)

“Chillin at the Bunny Ranch”

Since: Jun 11

Reno Nv.

#9 Feb 18, 2012
I don't know if she did or not but I wish CNN & Fox news would shut up about drug abuse in America. This is what's getting everyone worked up & on the anti drug bandwagon. Like that idiot Dr. Drew he keeps going on & on about how prescription drug abuse is an epidemic bla bla bla. He makes it sound like the black plague is killing off half of America. Same thing with Jane Velez-Mitchell on CNN she's a recovered alcoholic & while I'm glad she's recovered I wish she would shut up about tougher controls for prescription meds. That's the last thing we need. People are going to die from drugs just like they die from car accidents, plane accidents & guns it's just a fact of life the world can be a dangerous place. I could go on & on about this but I think you see what I'm saying. I would rather live life to 50 on my own terms then live to be 80 under someone else's terms.
guest

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#10 Feb 18, 2012
I was addicted to benzos, Iatrogenically (by my doctor) for 15 years, and I was never ONCE told that I would have to be put on an anti-seizure med to get off of the benzo. The docs cover their butts when they yank you off by giving you and anti-seizure med, but somehow forget to tell you from the very start that - if you need to come off you will need these powerful anti-seizure drugs to prevent seizure, coma or death.

I was put on the drug for a seizure disorder and the anxiety resulting from dealing with the seizure disorder. It worked quite well at first, but after you are on the drug for a while the original disorder comes back and sometimes worse, as you are now pumped full of chemicals that are addictive. Everyone knows that with addiction comes a need for a higher and higher dose - while spiraling down deeper into the horrific side effects.

Addiction is deadly. Whether it is self administered, or if it is our doc that prescribes the drugs. I am beginning to think it is more deadly by physician. The self addicted person psychologically knows it is the drug making them worse. The Iatrogenic Addict tends to believe it is their own fault .. because , after all, the drug must work or the doc wouldn't prescribe it, right?

So, I stand by my statement, "The drug abused her."
No kidding

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#12 Feb 19, 2012
animal6969 wrote:
Guest, I really din't like when people blaim their doctors for getting them hooked on prescriptions of any type. It's not the doctors fault that a patient takes more of any type of medication that is written on the lable. If my doctor gives me 90 of whatever it isn't his fault if I blow through them in 5 days. That blame lies with me. Stop blaiming the few doctors out there that are willing to help people and put the blame in the hands of the addict where it belongs.
ASOLUTELY!
Bklyn

Brooklyn, NY

#13 Feb 19, 2012
This is something that has always bothered me, the fact is that alcohol has always killed way more people than prescription drugs and yet nobody does anything about the problems with alcohol. Many, many, many years of deaths related to alcohol have far surpassed the deaths related to prescription drugs, so I guess if you die or have a problem related to alcohol it don't count and people in general do not seem to care but when it comes to prescription drugs forget it, everything just goes off the charts from removing it from the market to making stricter laws and threatening doctors. What a bunch of BS because at least these prescription medications have a medical value and the only thing that alcohol does is get you drunk, high and stupid.

Birdhat80

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#15 Feb 19, 2012
animal6969 wrote:
Guest, I really din't like when people blaim their doctors for getting them hooked on prescriptions of any type. It's not the doctors fault that a patient takes more of any type of medication that is written on the lable. If my doctor gives me 90 of whatever it isn't his fault if I blow through them in 5 days. That blame lies with me. Stop blaiming the few doctors out there that are willing to help people and put the blame in the hands of the addict where it belongs.
I agree totally

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#17 Feb 19, 2012
Big pauly the king wrote:
I heard she was not only on benzo n liquor mostly straight vodka, she was heavily abusing hydrocodone, n all 3 combine are the reason of her demise. Poor lovely women. RIP HOUSTON WHITNEY.
Really similar to Andy Irons.
It involves: Hydro, Oxy, Xanax, Ambien and alcohol... In different combos - but all it takes is one wrong combination and they find you in a hotel room...

It's a terrible shame for both of them - and Andy was a world class athlete....
guest

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#20 Feb 19, 2012
I never abused the drug but took them exactly as prescribed by my doctor.

I was Iatrogenically Addicted.

They are ADDICTIVE DRUGS and my doctor - who had the responsibility to inform me - did not inform me.

You hire a doctor to do their job because they have the education. Just as I wouldn't hire a bricklayer to do an auto-mechanic's job - I don't pretend to possess the same bank of knowledge as does a medical doctor. So then you do what the doctor tells you to do -- otherwise what is the point of even seeing the doc in the first place?

What? I should go to the doc and then dispense with it all as needless details and ignore everything he tells me? How stupid is that?
guest

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#22 Feb 19, 2012
guest wrote:

guest wrote:
I never abused the drug but took them exactly as prescribed by my doctor.
I was Iatrogenically Addicted.
They are ADDICTIVE DRUGS and my doctor - who had the responsibility to inform me - did not inform me.
You hire a doctor to do their job because they have the education. Just as I wouldn't hire a bricklayer to do an auto-mechanic's job - I don't pretend to possess the same bank of knowledge as does a medical doctor. So then you do what the doctor tells you to do -- otherwise what is the point of even seeing the doc in the first place?
What? I should go to the doc and then dispense with it all as needless details and ignore everything he tells me? How stupid is that?
animal6969 wrote:
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So you are not to blame at all for your addiction? Honestly, you make no sense at all. I agree your doctor should have told you about the risk of addiction. It is also up to you to educate yourself on the medications that you are taking. The funny thing is that when you fill a prescription it comes with a pamphlet stating the risks of the medication along with how to take it and alot of other information. It is up to you to read that printed information. There is also a world of information at your fingertips using the internet. I also find it hard to believe that you were not aware that NARCOTIC painkillers carry a risk of addiction if used for too long. Take some accountability for yourself please.
** Take some accountability for yourself please.**

That is EXACTLY what I did when I saw the doctor to ask for their *professional* opinion.

They told me I needed to be on an addictive substance for the rest of my life ... like a diabetic needs insulin.

They all tell you the same thing. That is *quote*the standard of care*unquote*. So what do I do? go from one doc to another? ignoring them all? because I have *researched the medication that has become the *standard of care*?

Tell the docs, drug companies and FDA to take accountability/responsibility. That's where it lies.

The responsibility lies with those who are "in the know" and present themselves as experts. The FDA, the drug companies and the doctors. Period.

Your argument ONLY makes sense if I am going to the corner drug dealer to get drugs. Then - and only then - would we be on equal footing as both being without credentials.

“Chillin at the Bunny Ranch”

Since: Jun 11

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#25 Feb 19, 2012
animal6969 wrote:
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So you are not to blame at all for your addiction? Honestly, you make no sense at all. I agree your doctor should have told you about the risk of addiction. It is also up to you to educate yourself on the medications that you are taking. The funny thing is that when you fill a prescription it comes with a pamphlet stating the risks of the medication along with how to take it and alot of other information. It is up to you to read that printed information. There is also a world of information at your fingertips using the internet. I also find it hard to believe that you were not aware that NARCOTIC painkillers carry a risk of addiction if used for too long. Take some accountability for yourself please.
Yea but that's not the American way we have to blame someone else. A lady sued McDonalds for selling hot coffee lol.

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#26 Feb 19, 2012
yeah its abusing them when you miz them with wine. thats alot benszos and downers to be on. Most people are only on one not three. im just on valium and ambein as needed . Never was that benzoed out

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#29 Feb 19, 2012
Sonya25 wrote:
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Yea but that's not the American way we have to blame someone else. A lady sued McDonalds for selling hot coffee lol.
You are so pretty - I feel a smile coming to my face when I see your post...

“Chillin at the Bunny Ranch”

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Reno Nv.

#30 Feb 19, 2012
Titus31 wrote:
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You are so pretty - I feel a smile coming to my face when I see your post...
Thanks that's sweet of you to say hun. Come out to the Bunny Ranch & I'll get you on HBO's Cathouse. I've already filmed 2 segments so I'm gonna put the Topix board on the map lol.

“Chillin at the Bunny Ranch”

Since: Jun 11

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#32 Feb 19, 2012
animal6969 wrote:
Ok sonya, I have to ask a question. Feel free to tell me to eff off if you want, I understand. Do you even enjoy sex given the nature of your job, or is it just that, sex?
Depends on what I'm doing & who I'm doing it with. Just like any other job there are some days when you don't feel like working. We don't have sex with 35% of the clients. Some guys just want an out date to have some arm candy in the casino etc. On average we have 2 to 4 clients a day and it's safe so it's not too bad. Sure beats working in fast food. PLus you get 15 mins. of fame every now & again....

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#34 Feb 19, 2012
animal6969 wrote:
So you are not to blame at all for your addiction? Honestly, you make no sense at all. I agree your doctor should have told you about the risk of addiction. It is also up to you to educate yourself on the medications that you are taking. The funny thing is that when you fill a prescription it comes with a pamphlet stating the risks of the medication along with how to take it and alot of other information. It is up to you to read that printed information. There is also a world of information at your fingertips using the internet. I also find it hard to believe that you were not aware that NARCOTIC painkillers carry a risk of addiction if used for too long. Take some accountability for yourself please.
getting the papers with the Rx is a fairly recent happening - I got hooked on benzos long before this was happening - long before I knew what a PDR was and long before the internet was around

I also took the meds as Rxed and did I get good sound advice from my doctor? nope - he was my pusher and looking back he had no f...g idea what he was doing but at the time I looked to him for help and didn't know any better.

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