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The White House Speaks of Whitney Houston

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

The White House Speaks of Whitney Houston

White House Drug Czar, Gil Kerlikowske, called Whitney’s death a “teachable moment.”  He tells CBS News that her death is absolutely tragic, bringing light to prescription drug abuse.  He claims that this problem affects many people, and the death count is near 15,000.  Although the cause of Whitney’s death is still unknown, her battle with substance abuse was no secret.

Kerlikowske said the Obama Administration is trying to combat drug abuse by removing the stigma associated with substance abuse, to help people understand you can recover.  President Barack Obama released a statement saying that he was praying for Houston’s daughter, Bobbi Kristina, and an official Houston tribute has been entered into Congressional Record.

According to the Washington Post , Rep. Laura Richardson, California Democrat, composed the tribute as follows:

“Mr. Speaker, where do broken hearts go?  Millions of hearts broke at the news that with her passing, we lost one of the greatest gifts of all; the pure joy we felt whenever Whitney sang one of those songs that made us want to get up and dance with somebody.  Yes, we almost had it all.  Whitney Houston left us too soon, but her remarkable voice will live in our hearts as one moment in time we will never forget.”

About the Author

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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