Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman's Drug Overdose Death Sparks Recovery Questions
Prison Minister Marty Angelo to all drug addicts and alcoholics: 'You Can Recover'.
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In the light of the recent unfortunate drug overdose death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, prison minister Marty Angelo reminds all addicts today that recovery is possible.When troubled celebrities bring drug addiction to the forefront in the news, it opens the debate as to why someone uses drugs in the first place, and is it possible to actually beat the addiction.!nce a person uses a strong substance that is physically addicting there is basically no hope of recovery unless one wants help in order to stop. Marty Angelo recently told a radio audience during an interview with "eil #oron on W$%& 'ifeline radio program. Angelo was being interviewed about his open letter he sent to troubled celebrity (ustin #ieber prior to #ieber)s arrest in Miami on (an. *+rd. he conse-uences of drug abuse I epressed in my letter to #ieber are the same for any person whether they are famous or not, Angelo remar/ed. Prison, long0term hospitali1ation, or death are only outcomes. "o one is immune.here are many reasons why people turn to alcohol or drugs. However, I believe long term abuse will only bring terrible outcomes. It is a sad situation to see it happen all around us today.Philip Seymour Hoffman now 2oins the ran/s with Michael (ac/son, (imi Hendri, (anis (oplin, (ohn #elushi and hundreds more people who have died from drug overdoses. I am sure none of these very talented and creative people ever thought that dying would be the outcome of their abuses. Angelo stated. Most addicts never thin/ anything bad will happen to them. We never hear of anyone -uitting because someone else died or got carted off to prison or an insane asylum. Angelo went through years of addiction while wor/ing in the entertainment business and paid a heavy price of a sentence to prison for si years and three years of special drug parole for cocaine possession. He states, here was nothing pretty about my rebellious substance abuse life. he fortunate part is that I did not die of an overdose3 though I came very close many times. Angelo writes about his eperiences in his boo/, !nce 'ife Matters4 A "ew #eginning, which he donates to prisons, rehabs, and to troubled celebrities. !ver 56,666 boo/s have been donated over the last eight years.Angelo eplained during his interview that there is hope for recovery4 7irst one has to want help, which is a hard battle to fight to convince oneself that help is even needed. Angelo continues. I never thought I was a drug addict or alcoholic so I never sought out help. I had a sister who prayed for me for two straight years that 8od would save me. She /new I needed help. I didn)t. Second is finding the right facility that will help bring total deliverance and recovery.Angelo)s bottom came in the $ade %ounty (ail in Miami 7lorida in 9:;6 when the police authorities too/ full control of his freedom. He began to search inwardly for answers as to why he was sitting in a county 2ail. Angelo never had the luury of going to a rehab.What addicts need to understand is there is hope for recovery. Angelo stated. here are two roads to recovery that are offered in today)s world. !ne is a secular program such as the high0priced +60day Malibu type treatment facilities which are mainly limited to the rich and famous who have deep