Cameron Douglas and his downward spiral into darkness
Cameron Douglas, the son of Hollywood star Michael Douglas, had found himself caught up in a whirlwind of drug abuse. Strung out on heroin sometimes six times a day, the hollywood heir was on a road to nowhere. Federal agents showed up unexpected at his house accusing him of playing the role of a methamphetamine trafficker, leading him into court where he plead guilty and admitted to his lifetime struggle of drug abuse and trafficking.
AP reports that his mother, Diandra Douglas, stated, “I must admit that my immediate reaction when I learned of my son’s crime was one of guilt.” His stepmother, Catherine Zeta-Jones, commented “My stepson is a caring, considerate, worthy human being, but nevertheless the disease that he has for years tried to combat did take over again.”
His not so charming upbringing definitely provided the fuel for this drug addiction and it was only a matter of time before it would eventually ignite later. Childhood friend John Rickard recalls, “Most of the kids on the team picked on Cameron severely because he was Michael Douglas’ son. He just wanted to be treated like a normal kid, which never seemed to happen.”
Over the years he dropped out of school, rebelled against the world, and eventually got into the world of meth dealing. While he is currently looking to finally redeem himself from the demons that have forced him to surrender to an unforgiving life, it will not be an easy road. His psychiatrist, Robert B. Millman, said, “I hate to say it, but he needs to be rebuilt.”
With the sentence going on today, it is likely that he will spend a minimum of 10 years in prison.
CAMERON DOUGLAS PLEADS GUILTY
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