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The Music World-glamorous fast paced and a world most of us will never be part of But if we knew what it entailed would we still want to be The whole world seems to be building itself around drugs more and more every day and music industry isnt immune In fact music is one of the most influential art forms of todays society and drugs especially to todays youth just add to the attractiveness of it all In the last two or three years drugs especially heroin have risen in use dramatically Kurt Cobain was the most high-profile drug-related rock star since the 1970s and was still battling heroin addiction when he committed suicide in 1994 Along with him his wife Courtney Love made it fashionable to be a junkie In the last year Stone Temple Pilots singer Scott Weiland and Depeche Mode singer David Gahan among others have been arrested for cocaine or heroin possession The number of top bands that have been linked to heroin through a members overdose arrest admitted use or recovery is staggering Smashing pumpkins Everclear Snoop Doggy Dogg Dr Dre Blind Melon Red Hot Chili Peppers The Breeders Alice in Chains Sex Pistols Sublime Iggy Pop the list goes on and on Together these bands have sold more than 60 million albumsNewsweek pgs 50 53 Since kids emulate popular musicians what is there to keep them from emulating their drug use Moreover whats to keep the majority of the population from doing the same In the 60s and 70s drug use was never spoken of nor did anyone admit that it was a problem Nowadays there is not a person in the world who hasnt heard about the rising drug use But what are they doing about it Back in the 80s higher prices the fear of contracting AIDS and lower purity kept drugs out of the mainstream Now drugs are cheaper and easier to get then
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