Drugs in the Music Industry

1199 Words Sep 26th, 1999 5 Pages
Drugs in the Music Industry

The Music World-glamorous, fast paced, and a world most of us will never be part of. But if we knew what it entailed, would we still want to be? The whole world seems to be building itself around drugs more and more every day, and music industry isn 't immune. In fact, music is one of the most influential art forms of today 's society, and drugs, especially to today 's youth, just add to the attractiveness of it all.

In the last two or three years, drugs, especially heroin, have risen in use dramatically. Kurt Cobain was the most high-profile drug-related rock star since the 1970 's and was still battling heroin addiction when he committed suicide in 1994. Along with him, his wife Courtney Love
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This doesn 't mean that adults don 't join in on this competition. Each person 's job or company has to be bigger and better than the next.

The Partnership for a Drug-Free America, best known for it 's commercials on television, now worries that heroin will be the drug of the 90 's, and that musicians, as well as movie stars, are helping to make it so. Earlier this summer, the organization aired another shocking commercial. Showing images of junkie music celebrities and anecdotes about middle-class drug use, this was the most expensive campaign ever against drug use. Is this getting the attention that it deserves? Sadly, people still continue doing drugs.

What makes drug use so popular? Is it the fact that people have found a way to escape their problems, or that everywhere you look someone famous is doing it. If people took the time to ask about the effects that drug use has after being used continuously for log periods of time, they would find that it isn 't all it 's cracked up to be. Dave Navarro, guitarist for the Red Hot
Chili Peppers, said that he started doing drugs at the age of 15 to relive his pressures after his mother died. Now a recovered addict, he says that heroin ruined his dreams and turned his career from the thing he wanted most into the thing he wanted to get away from (Newsweek p 65).

Many think that the lives

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