The recent apparent suicide of Country Music Superstar, Mindy Mcready has called new attention to the relationship between mental disorder and substance abuse. Those who were close to the singer/songwriter reported that she had battling significant psychological issues for a long time, as well as an addiction to OxyContin. She had characterized her life as a “beautiful mess” and confessed a mutual attraction to dangerous and chaotic relationships. Her struggle with drugs was highly publicized, including a 2010 appearance on Dr. Drew’s Celebrity Rehab and recent admission into another inpatient facility. Her death occurred just a short time after that of her boyfriend, David Wilson.
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