Heath Ledger was a Drug Addict, Says Expert

by VR Sreeraman on  July 23, 2008 at 7:04 PM Celebrity Health News
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 Heath Ledger was a Drug Addict, Says Expert
Heath Ledger's consumption of drugs before his death indicates that he was probably an addict, according to America''s best-known addiction expert.

In an interview, Los Angeles-based Dr Drew Pinsky said that the actor's drug intake was not a secret in Hollywood.
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"There were people who were very concerned about his drug use in this town before he died," the Sydney Morning Herald quoted Pinsky, as saying.

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Head of Los Angeles'' Las Encinas Hospital''s department of chemical dependency services and a high-profile figure on American TV said that the 28-year-old actor was another casualty of a prescription drug abuse epidemic.

"We see this all the time. We have an absolute epidemic of patients dying exactly the way he died - drug addicts," Pinsky said.

"I don''t know him, but I''ve never seen a patient die of that kind of reckless combination of medicine that wasn''t a drug addict," Pinsky added.



Source: ANI
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