More details are coming out about how heavy Whitney Houston's drug use was before her death.
It's so sad that she was taken from us too soon but it all seems like it could have been avoided if she had just gotten the help she needed.
A friend of Whitney's said:
"[She would] spend thousands of dollars a week buying drugs and stockpile it in the house so she wouldn’t run out."
That's so sad that she needed drugs that badly.
Monique Houston, who married Gary Houston then divorced him in 2001, also said:
"The family was afraid of the embarrassment on some level and wouldn’t confront her early on. Her mother would always say, 'I don’t understand this drug thing.' And she didn't. They let it get too bad before they understood she needed serious help, and then it was too late."
Many believe that the drugs were all Bobby Brown's fault but Monique said that just isn't true.
"Drugs were around her for years before she met Bobby and continued after he left. It was worse when they were together, but he didn’t cause it."
So sad that no one tried harder to get her the help she needed.
If someone did, maybe she'd still be here today.
[Image via Ramey Pix.]