"Yellow Rose" Jasmine has an interesting take on the Philip Seymour Hoffman death from heroine. Read the comments as well please.
He was found with the needle in his arm so it is reported that the overdose killed him. Heroine killed him. There is no safe level and everything would have been OK had he not taken too much. This was pretty much inevitable. It's a sad loss. We all know how tough it is to kick something like this. We have kept going back to food. He kept going back to heroine.
Now the whole issue of legalizing various drugs and substances is in the forefront again.
Russell Brand seems pretty loony to me but I think he makes his case pretty well here. I don't agree with him but this is the position of those who support legalization. I don't see anywhere the mention of personal responsibility and accountability. There are consequences for behavior. When we separate consequences from behavior we will have a nation of fools. I know some people are more susceptible to addiction than others but we all have to do the same things to avoid or recover from addiction.
I am a conservative Christian so you know what my stance is going to be. I believe in boundaries for behavior that come from a source other than ourselves. When everybody does as he/she sees fit (Romans) we become slaves to evil. Light and darkness cannot exist together. If we have the light of Jesus Christ the darkness and evil of this world we call Satan must leave. When we go into a dark room and flip the light switch, the darkness leaves.
Philip Seymour Hoffman had his demons. We all have our demons. His demons killed him. I can have the victory over mine.