Education and Family

Troubled Teens: THE FIX

Dr. John Mayer

Troubled Teens: THE FIX – Special Broadcast: Drugs didn’t kill Actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman

Dr. Mayer angrily speaks out against the notion that drugs killed the actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman. You and I and anyone close to Mr. Hoffman who knew about his addiction and didn’t make the necessary personal sacrifices to stop him from killing himself by the use of heroin are the culprits here, not the drug. Drugs are tools but we are the craftsmen of our fate when we suffer from addiction. We must stop using language such as ‘drug abuse.’ We don’t abuse drugs, we abuse ourselves. Dr. Mayer also admonishes those who we will see stand up at memorials for Mr. Hoffman and self-indulgently state: “He was my friend.” Well, friend what did you do to stop him from killing himself with drugs? Did you have the 9-5 shift of keeping heroin away from him? Dr. Mayer warns you not to fall for those who claim to be his ‘friends’ who will state: “I just didn’t know he was using.” When you hear this you are listening to a liar. It is not just the addicted who must say NO TO DRUGS we all must unite and say No To Drugs for once and for all.