Corey Haim’s huge drug stash revealed

corey_haimCorey Haim fraudulently obtained over 500 prescription pills in the weeks leading up to his death, according to the California Attorney General. The actor — who died last month from a suspected prescription drug overdose aged 38 — obtained the drugs by “shopping doctors”, the process of using multiple physicians, false prescriptions and different medical excuses. Attorney General Edmund G. Brown, Jr. revealed the pills he obtained in a 32-day period included 149 tablets of Vicodin, 195 tablets of Valium, 15 tablets of Xanax and 194 tablets of Soma. At a press conference, Brown described Corey as the “poster boy” for prescription drug abuse who knew exactly how to work the system, going to seven different pharmacies to obtain the medications as well as hospital emergency rooms. During his lifetime, Corey made no secret of his battles with drug abuse and in 2000 confessed to taking large quantities of the sedative Valium every day. But it appeared to be a battle he had won and in 2004 he claimed he had overcome his substance abuse problems, saying: “I’m clean, sober, humble and happy.” The results of the toxicology tests to determine what caused Corey’s death are still pending.

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  1. kat • April 8, 2010 @ 10:44 AM

    lt’s so sad drug and alcohol. are so common and it is usualy taken by those who are escaping pain and over time you need more to get the high or numbed out feeling. Corey Haim, Heath Ledger, Brittany Murphy. l was so stunned and saddened they to me were so talented sweet and humble people, l hope they have found peace in heaven a peace they could not find here………. BLESS YOU ALL!!!!!!!!! you are missed…. oxo

  2. jap • April 8, 2010 @ 12:25 PM

    When are we going to realize that addiction is part of who we are like alcohol all drugs should be legalized and government regulated this way the money made could go into early education and building of treatment centers,crime would be wiped out in a night,jails would be almost empty.THINK ABOUT IT.The more you keep it from us the more we want it.

  3. Tre • April 8, 2010 @ 1:22 PM

    Cory liked to party man! Boop-Boop!

  4. amy • April 8, 2010 @ 1:26 PM

    Corey Haim, Heath Ledger, Brittany Murphy, Michael Jackson. All from prescription drugs. Sad 🙁

  5. quinn • April 8, 2010 @ 2:24 PM

    So tragic.

  6. Carolyn • April 8, 2010 @ 3:26 PM

    I’ve watched allll of cory’s films even own a few…its very sad that Hollywood did not help this child star. He’s a fallen angel and will be missed. They all will be missed..Micheal, Britney, Heath and don’t forget our charlie’s angel girl either…

  7. Carol • April 8, 2010 @ 8:17 PM

    surprise surprise, they found drugs. Come on, whether legal or illegal drugs, we all knew they would find something.

  8. Maureen • April 8, 2010 @ 9:59 PM

    They that don’t hear will feel, If people love themselves and the people around them they don’t walk around like a pharmacy, drugs have three main uses,stress, heal & kill each individual have to decide how far they want to go, I’m so proud of some of my patients who take themselves off medication by enduring the pain, and then there are some crazy people who want to appear fake and stay up all night thinking they can breathe life in themselves after death, decides they will not eat. since when do we replace food with drugs. If people don’t smarten up we will be loosing more both locals and celebs.

  9. Debbie • April 11, 2010 @ 1:22 AM

    I am not addicted to anything. I have always wanted to be real. Nothing is needed to stay alive. I do not even drink coffee. I wish people would grow up, and realize that drinking, smoking, etc., is not needed in one’s life. I am 50, but look 30, and am a size 0. I am happy, and I strive to be. I think that child actor’s or anyone else, should realize that again… you do not need anything to handle life. I have been through a lot, and am fine. I have no medical problems, either. Following Corey’s life, I think that he could not handle not being famous any longer, and would not even take a “normal” job. He lived off of Corey Feldman, and his mother. I think the only money he made was off the reality show, “The Two Corey’s”. I do not feel sorry for anyone who cannot pick themselves up, and I have felt pretty low. Or reach out for help, and not make excuses, and play “the victim”. Corey Haim stated that he would not want to date a girl that was trying to “use” him to get into acting. What a joke! He was a needy has-been, who needed a kick in the pants, not people to baby him. This article was NOT a surprise! Yes, you can feel sorry for him, but put it in its place!

  10. Jo-Anne • April 11, 2010 @ 10:51 PM

    hang the doctors?

  11. silver • April 12, 2010 @ 8:35 AM

    Hang them all, Jo-Anne. The doctors, the pharmacists, the people who run the companies that make the drugs. And anyone who breaks any law, because we all know they will do it again. Get rid of prisons and stop wasting money on them. Just hang anyone as soon as the guilty verdict comes in. Wait, don’t even waste money on a court system. Just let the police hang them once they are caught. Because we all know the police are virtuous people who are never wrong. And everyone who breaks any law is evil, and will continue breaking laws until they kill someone. So end it before it starts.

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