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Friend Speaks Of Corey Haim's Prescription Med Addiction

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It's still so tragic!

Producer Nathan Folks was once close friends with Corey Haim, and has shared details about Haim's transition from his addiction to illegal drugs to abusing prescription meds.

Tells Folks:

Corey was a great person that struggled with being a past child actor. The pressure this town has on people to make it is very intense and Corey struggled with drugs all of his life. He was obsessed with vicodin and pain killers. When he came to my house, that was all he wanted.

He worked really hard to overcome his addiction to illegal drugs and was very anti-drugs and was in AA and NA for years which really saddens me. But it seemed like he turned to prescription drugs instead.

I was considering him for one of my next films; he was definitely ready for a comeback. It's really a shame, he was true victim of this town.

Corey has an adorable mother who must be in shock. She went through a lot with him and to see his legacy end like this must be painful for her.

So devastating, but friends and family can only help so much if their loved one isn't ready to come to terms with their disease.

[Image via WENN.]

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17 comments to “Friend Speaks Of Corey Haim's Prescription Med Addiction”

  1. 1

    He wasn't a victim of the town. Read any of the early interviews with them. he was spoiled, and allowed to get away with anything, and had no boundaries. Plenty of kids NOT in hollywood raised like that end up just as dead.

  2. 6one9 says – reply to this


    Too bad he didn't just smoke weed “““““` to chill. PILLS are SOOOOOOOO wrong!!

  3. 3

    boo hoo hoo…we all feel so sorry for this loser because he was rich and famous once and couldn't handle the pressure. STFU already

  4. 4

    If only he'd been as courageous as Andrew Koenig and Marie Osmond's son Michael. I mean, come on, cut your losses and spare your loved ones….obsessed with pain pills, addicted to cigarettes, tormented by all manner of demons: turn off the spigot, man!!!! find a high tower or a tall tree. It's mercy!

  5. 5

    Addiction isn't a disease. It is an emotional and physical compulsion and obsession and learned behavior to continue engaging in activities that release "feel good" chemicals in your brain. A person can completely recover from it if they retrain their minds and stay away from the addictive activity long enough. And also stay away from the sociopaths and psychos in AA and rehab facilities.

  6. 6

    Re: Spindoc – Right on. Just watching a few episodes of Dr. Drew proves that these spoiled bits choose their own hells.

  7. 7

    Yeah, great friend! Spilling crap before the body's cold.

  8. 8

    Just another egotistical Hollywood asshole that refused to admit he has a problem.

  9. 9


  10. 10

    I hope Lindsey gets help.

  11. 11

    ugh, another person blaming hollywood for their problems. i am sorry he died. but, who doesnt have problems, the world is a tough place, and making excuses for drug problems, is not good. Try living paycheck to paycheck with a family to support. i do, and dont do drugs!! i am going to school, and not blaming anything or anyone for how hard this world is. take responsibility people!!

  12. 12

    IT IS NOT a "disease." Addiction is addiction, that's IT. My parents BOTH died of drug addictions and STILL I know it is ridiculous to call it a "disease." Own up to it. Plain and simple. AA is a complete CULT by the way. It destroyed my Grandmother's free thinking, as well as a close friends. Me? I am addicted to NOTHING. So much for this 'hereditary disease' shit.

  13. 13

    It didn't have to do with the town.

  14. 14

    Addiction is absolutely a disease and am sad to hear people make lame comments about something they don't understand.

  15. @v@ says – reply to this


    People should wait for the autopsy. Feldman said Cory was on a new regimen of prescription meds, which can be just as problematic as illegal drugs. He took illegal drugs for years and nothing happened to him. Seriously watch out for Rx.

  16. 16

    He (Folks) is a producer of that Prep School movie starring Charlie McDermott from ABC's The Middle!!!!! When is that coming out!

  17. 17

    "He was obsessed with vicodin and pain killers. When he came to my house, that was all he wanted."

    So… he said Corey showed up at his house wanting prescription meds to take… but if you notice he never *denies* giving any to him.. why would Corey just show up asking for meds if he didn't get any from him? strange.