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.
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.
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