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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.


To read more go to AP.

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  • April 13, 2010 | Permalink |

    this is so tragic. why didn’t someone get him some help

  • April 13, 2010 | Permalink |

    I feel so sad for Michael, if he gets locked up for 10 years that would be a great tragedy

  • April 13, 2010 | Permalink |

    to Anna: Nobody can get an addict help except the addict. It cannot be forced on anyone. I’m the mother of a heroin addict and I totally understand Diandra’s guilt. I was lucky; my child chose to go into rehab at 22 years old and has been clean for over 2 years. I wish only the best for the Douglas family.

  • April 20, 2010 | Permalink |

    All drugs are the devil’s candy. People can make excuses until the cows come home, but this is Cameron’s fault and no one elses. It’s tragic that he chose to throw his life away and distribute meth and cocaine, but what’s even more tragic are the many people whom he doesn’t even know that he’s killed and the countless others who’ve wrecked their lives due to them being able to acquire them, compliments of Cameron. He should count his blessing he didn’t get hit with a charge of attempted murder, because when you distribute drugs, you are, indeed, attempting murder – and many, many times, succeed, and when you don’t succeed, well, the users’ lives are destroyed in so many different ways I could write a book the size of “War and Peace” about it. Yes, he should pay for his crime and the fact that his father and grandfather memorize lines, recite them before a camera, and get paid millions past what they’re worth should have NOTHING to do with his sentencing..

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