There are a myriad of factors that can contribute to the development of addiction and some of them are unavoidable such as genetic and psychological vulnerability. However, one of the reasons people begin to drink or use drugs is that their substance abuse serves as a method of escape from reality.
A Delaware man was indicted for drugging and raping a child. The police report states that he gave the child bath salts on several occasions, with the intention of having sexual contact with this child.
According to the official autopsy report, painter Thomas Kinkade died of acute alcohol and Diazepam intoxication. His brother had reported his long battle with alcoholism, including a relapse before his death.