Bobbi Kristina Brown remains in a medically induced coma at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia where family claims she is “fighting for her life.” Police are working to uncover more information on what occurred, but critical details have surfaced.
After the late Whitney Houston’s daughter was found unconscious face down in a bathtub by her boyfriend Nick Gordon and friend Max Lomas on Saturday, January 31, it was just speculation that drug use played a role. However, multiple sources are now saying the 21-year-old girl was using drugs prior to the incident.
Bobbi Kristina Brown
Bobbi Kristina Brown is apparently a heavy drinker, also using heroin, cocaine, and Xanax according to People magazine. Looking at the Bobbi Kristina Brown incident and comparing it to Whitney Houston’s death on February 11, 2012, can help illustrate how addiction doesn’t affect just one individual, but can affect the entire family. Since addicts can be predisposed to addiction through genetics, would proper support have helped both Whitney Houston and her daughter recover before both of these tragedies occurred?
Addiction is a family disease
Addiction is the type of illness that has the ability to affect individuals from all angles. In Bobbi Kristina’s case, for example, growing up with a parent as an addict can cloud the judgement of a child. It can leave the child with a void because their parent was struggling with drug addiction and most likely unable to provide parental support and guidance. People Magazine claimed that the young starlet had been “in and out” out of drug rehabilitation facilities for the past three years, in spite of being an up and coming singer. She was also reportedly “distraught” over the anniversary of her mother’s death. Could her mother’s death have caused her to spiral out of control with her own drug abuse problem?
Importance of having support system in place
“How thin [Bobbi Kristina Brown] had gotten is an indicator,” sources told People. “This girl was trying hard, but she didn’t have any support system. She was still dealing with a lot of grief over her mother.” When a proper support system isn’t in place, it’s almost as if the individual is set up to fail. Without a plan, you may not be able to take care of yourself adequately. You may not have people to turn to when you’re in need of advice in times of absolute need. If the star was feeling a rise of emotions coming with the anniversary of her mother’s death, she could have reached out to a network of support. The trouble is that during difficult times it can be extremely strenuous to push forward and reach out. When feeling vulnerable and hurt, it’s necessary to work through these uncomfortable feelings by getting the proper treatment and help needed. It is only by walking through your issues that you will be free from the anguish of addiction. Support systems come in all types of forms whether it is with a professional team, family members, fellowships, groups, etc. So it’s equally as important to branch out to multiple support systems for help.
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