Quincy Jones Discusses Drug Use Among Celebrities

Written by Eliza Player on Monday, 02 April 2012. Posted in Celebrities

Quincy Jones Discusses Drug Use Among Celebrities

Tony Bennett’s red carpet proposal to legalize all drugs in the wake of Whitney Houston’s death sparked the conversation about drug use among celebrities.  Bennett sited Amsterdam, claiming legalization “calmed everybody down.  It stopped a lot of gangsters who sneak around and get people to take drugs. Everybody gets wounded that way.  By legalizing it, you won’t have that problem.”

Quincy Jones tells CBS News , that there is no way to keep drug use out of the music world.  He claims, “It goes with the turf, you know, it really does.”  Quincy points out that musicians are on the road a lot, and they go out at night together.  Working on the road is not always conducive to recovery because you are often far away from support.

Image courtesy of CBS.

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Eliza Player

Eliza Player

I have been writing as long as I can remember, even carrying tattered notebooks with me through the streets and strip clubs of New Orleans, in the midst of my heroin addiction. I lived a life saturated in heroin until Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, leaving me to fend for myself, eventually facing my demons and coming face to face with my addiction. I have been clean for five years, and since then I have become a mother, graduated college, and started a writing career. I have a B.A. in Mass Media Communication, with a minor in Journalism. I have also written one published book, Through Both Hell and High Water: A Memoir of Addiction and Hurricane Katrina, which tells the story of those dark days I spent in New Orleans after the storm, battling with addiction amidst a natural disaster. I am the blogger and news curator for RecoveryNowTV, and I love sharing the stories of the world, as well as my own personal journey, with my readers. I hope that my words can touch others out there, struggling with addiction.

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