celebrity addiction

Why is it society wants to read all about (and sympathize with) their favorite young starlet struggling to clean up their act, while there is rarely a helping hand for their co-worker who has lost their way?
Glee star Cory Montheith check into rehab for substance abuse treatment according to People magazine.
"Glee" star Cory Monteith has checked into rehab for substance abuse treatment, reports People magazine. After being confronted
The time has come to stop regarding addiction as a personal and moral failing and to provide the treatment people suffering
Demi Lovato is serious about her recovery. Sources told the website that the former Disney star has moved into a sober living
Does an addict who uses 40 bags of heroin (!) per day really have the mental wherewithal to give informed consent to be filmed? How much desperation (I need help but I can't afford it, can you help, Dr. Drew?) goes into such consent?
"It was strictly painkillers and I never mixed them either, even on 'Jersey Shore,' which obviously people have seen me with
In reality, addiction is a very big deal. People lose their lives, livelihoods and loved ones to this disease every day. It's vitally important that we let people know that help is available and that treatment can work.
I admit I watched - a phalanx of paparazzi standing outside of yet another rehab facility waiting to take a shot of some young woman in trouble, I said to myself, sarcastically: why don't they just follow her in there? And then I said to myself: what a great idea for a book!
WATCH: I found myself eating about a gallon of chocolate ice cream daily to replace the copious amounts of sugar my body
Winehouse's death is obviously a terrible tragedy, and her celebrity status made her recovery that much harder. Why?
Whether or not Michael Jackson's sudden death was directly caused by prescription drugs, this tragedy highlights the need to crackdown on M.D.s who become enablers of addiction.