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Corey Haim’s Death: Poster Child for Prescription Drug Abuse


Corey Haim who died March 10, 2010, was found to have died of natural causes. Though there were small amounts of drugs found in his body, they were not enough to kill him. First thought to be an accidental overdoes, the coroner stated the drugs were not what killed him. The drugs found in his body were over-the-counter cold medicines and marijuana.

The autopsy showed he had an enlarged heart, arteriosclerosis and pneumonia. The coroner stated that Haim was “doctor shopping” to amass “553 prescription pills in the two months before his death”, and was “a poster child for prescription drug abuse”. Haim had acquired “powerful sedatives such as Valium and Xanax and painkillers such as Vicodin and Oxycontin” using the doctor shopping method of obtaining prescription drugs.

This just one more show of how prescription drugs are the cause of many ruined lives.  Once addicted the person addicted will do almost anything to obtain more drugs, to satisfy the craving for more. This craving is not just a craving, it’s almost a command to need more, from the body of the addicted person. One reason it is hard to get off opiates is this intense bodily craving to “Get Well”. The addiction withdrawal symptoms include flu-like symptoms an, which include aches and pains of the bones and joints.

Also accompanied with this are mood swings and a depression that is hard to shake unless you take more opiates. Oxyconton being a very popular prescription drug pain killer, is one of the major causes of death and ruined lives today. Vicodin also being one of these drugs, is another.

Corey Haim may have benefited from Suboxone Therapy to help him get off and stay off painkillers.


Corey Feldman (L) and Corey Haim attend the A&E Premiere Of 'The Two Coreys' held at Sugar nightclub on July 27, 2007 in Hollywood California. Haim died at 3:30am on Wednesday, March 10, 2010 of an apparent accidental drug overdose, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Haim was a teen idol in the '80s and appeared in "The Lost Boys" and several other movies. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)


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  1. Let’s just remember that prescription drugs were NOT the official cause of death here. Still, there should be a concern that the lifestyle led by Mr Haim was not a good one – and that along the way, prescription medications probably did play a role in his overall health and well being.

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