Paula Abdul Pain Killer Dependency

American Idol Judge Paula Abdul, 46, has faced criticism and allegations about her somewhat strange behavior in the past.  She has been accused of appearing on national television intoxicated.  The most recent incident in which her slurred speech was a clear indication that Abdul was under the influence of something.

Now the truth is known: she’s no longer dependent on heavy-duty pain meds!

In an article written in Star Magazine, Paula revealed that she checked herself into La Costa Resort and Spa in Carlsbad, Calif., in November 2008. Abdul has suffered a lifetime of injuries through out her dancing career. and in 1993, the idol judge was partially paralyzed in a plane crash. Abdul has undergone 15 spinal surgeries, and has been diagnosed with reflex sympathetic dystrophy which is a chronic pain condition.

As a result of her injuries Abdul admitted that she had become dependent of very strong narcotic pain medications.

Paula spoken openly about her addiction  and battle to overcome her dependency an interview with Ladies’ Home Journal and described her detox experience saying that:   “Withdrawal — it’s the worst thing, I was freezing cold, then sweating hot, then chattering and in so much pain, it was excruciating.” She adds, “I could have killed myself.”  Read more about Paula’s battle to overcome dependency here

Posted by:  BBParks


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