DJ AM overdosed

Reports are coming out that DJ AM’s death was an accidental overdose, not a suicide. Numerous unconfirmed reports say a crack pipe was found next to his body which support the claim of other sources who say his death was caused by a “combination of crack cocaine and benzos.” TMZ explains:

Our sources say DJ AM, a recovering addict, developed a dependency to Xanax and other benzodiazepines (a group of drugs used to treat anxiety) as a direct result of the plane crash a year ago. We’re told AM (aka Adam Goldstein) developed a tremendous anxiety over flying — something he had to do frequently for his job. We’re told doctors began prescribing Xanax and other anti-anxiety medications to relieve his fear, but the benzos triggered a relapse into addiction. We’re told benzos are particularly dicey for recovering addicts.

DJ AM, clean for many years and seemingly had his life together, relapsed into drugs because the plane crash he suffered caused him such severe anxiety that doctors had to prescribe him Xanax and other medication just so he could fly and do his job. Seems like a cruel twist of fate. He should have done what I do. Never leave the house and develop a crippling fear of human interaction.

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Busted Keys
14 years ago

not that it means much, but it comforts me a wee little that DJ AM’s passing was not suicide. still there ought to be better coping and healing methods than drugs.