Gov. Christie defends decision to lower flags for Whitney Houston; It's not just Whitney Houston's daughter, 1 in 10 US kids have alcoholic parent

Christie defends decision to lower flags for Whitney Houston | Courier-Post | TRENTON — Fending off fierce criticism for planning to lower flags at state buildings the day of Whitney Houston’s funeral, Gov. Chris Christie said the late singer is not a role model but has earned the honor as a cultural icon. Christie said he’s disturbed people are disparaging Houston’s accomplishments because of her troubles with substance abuse.“This is a disease that some people struggle with and conquer on a day-to-day basis, and some people succumb to it. And I don't believe that that should diminish the other contributions they've made in their life,” Christie said.“I'm not saying that Whitney Houston is a role model. She's not a role model in that respect, in every aspect of her life. But what she is is a cultural icon in the history of this state,” he said. “I'm disturbed by people who believe ... because of her history of substance abuse, that somehow she's forfeited the good things that she did in her life. I just reject that on a human level.” Christie is a former board member for the Daytop Village addiction treatment program in Mendham, the town where he lives and Houston also resided. He is also proposing to divert nonviolent drug offenders out of the criminal-justice system into mandatory addiction treatment. . . .

It's not just Whitney Houstons daughter. One in ten kids have an alcoholic parent
Houston Chronicle (blog)
A look at well-known parents who have struggled with addiction. Some have gotten better. Some have relapsed. Angelina Jolie has struggled with drug and alcoholaddiction but has since turned her attention toward raising her family and philanthropy.

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Whitney Houston's Death: Why Addiction Is Harder On Women
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on rossen reports, celebrities and addiction, while we don't know the cause of whitney houston 's death, we know she received treatment for drug and alcohol abuse several times over the years. why do so many stars relapse even after a pricey rehab?

One in 10 US kids have alcoholic parent: study
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Lauer, O'Reilly spar over Whitney Houston coverage
New York Daily News
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Deep in the Heart chronicles one man's journey from alcoholism to success
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The movie captures the life of native Texan Dick Wallrath, who overcame an alcoholaddiction to become an extremely successful businessman and went to sponsor hundreds of college scholarships through 4-H and Future Farmers of America.

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Alcoholic's baby died of neglect
Rutland and Stamford Mercury
Southend Council has pledged to improve standards after details emerged of a baby who died after being left in the care of his alcoholic mother. The child, known as Baby Robert, was 34 days old when he died from neglect in Southend following a string ...

Bill O'Reilly VS Matt Lauer: Was Whitney Houston's Addiction Beyond Her Control??
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One in 10 US Kids Lives With Alcoholic Parent
So much so that one out of every 10 children in the US now lives with an alcoholic parent. That's just troubling for so many reasons. And it makes me never want to drink a glass of wine with dinner again. Researchers from the Substance Abuse and Mental...


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“I don't believe that anyone is a slave to addiction,” O'Reilly said, explaining that while addiction is a disease, people also have free will. “You don't have free will when you have lung cancer. You do have free will when you're a crack addict.

Addiction Psychiatrist: Substance abuse is chronic illness
(NECN: Eileen Curran) - Whitney Houston's battles with drug addiction were well known. There was the interview in 2002 where she admitted drug use, but denied using cocaine. She uttered the now famous line: "crack is whack.

One in 10 U.S. kids have alcoholic parent: study
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Drug addict stole cash from man suffering a seizure
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Open Channel - Rossen Reports: Why can't celebrities beat addiction?
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