Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Jon Bon Jovi's Daughter Overdoses On Heroin - Arrested

Jon Bon Jovi's 19 year old daughter, Stephanie, was arrested today after she overdosed on heroin. Police were called to her dorm room after she was found unresponsive. When police arrived, they discovered she was alive and also found heroin and pot. Apparently heroin possession is just a misdemeanor in New York. She was released and is due back on a future date.

67 comments:

parissucksliterally said...

Scary shit. I would never ever ever ever try heroin!

MISCH said...

I guess no one is immune to this awful stuff, she should know better...

Vicki E said...

Wow, that's very young to be into that, isn't it???

Alicia said...

Hopefully her family will stick her in treatment and she can beat this while she's young .. Good luck young Bon Jovi! Kicking H is no walk in the park .. As a few of us here know. Seriously best wishes for this young woman.. Her dad seems like a cool family man.. I hope she accepts his help ..

HolidayinCambodia said...

I feel bad for him. Good luck getting her clean--it's a tough road, but it can be done.

jane3113 said...

Maybe Requim For A Dream or Christiane F should be required viewing in high school. Or at least the ass to ass scene anyway.

jane3113 said...

Maybe Requim For A Dream or Christiane F should be required viewing in high school. Or at least the ass to ass scene anyway.

jane3113 said...

Maybe Requim For A Dream or Christiane F should be required viewing in high school. Or at least the ass to ass scene anyway.

HalleGoLightly said...

Not shitting one anybody who has a drug problem. I don't have the wiring in my brain that makes me crave drugs/alcohol. My philosophy is - why try it? What good can come out of it? Yeah, you get high and it feels great. But are you going to just want to never do it again then? Of course not. Trying it can only lead to dependency/addiction.

Maybe that's too simplistic. Just my .02.

Dee Lurker said...

Wowzers! Too much casual H use lately from people you would think knew better. So many ways to f*ck your shit up...slower-if that's what your into.

Melissa said...

speaking of heroin, has anyone else seen the photos of jonathan rhys meyers at the Peace Earth Foundation Fundraising Gala two or three days ago? He looks terrible. I remember their being a blind a few days back about a heroin addicted actor who was about to die. The consensus was that it was him, and I am wondering why no one gets him some help. Such a shame to loose so many talented people to this addiction.

http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mdecv0zd7s1rvbbl2o1_400.jpg

mngddess said...

I don't care how old my child is - I would take her out of her environment and put her in a monitored rehab center until he/she is clean. I pray that's what the family is doing.

Sherry said...

Poor thing! I do hope she gets the help she needs..At least her family has the resources to help her but she has to be very dedicated to being well.

BTW his daughter is gorgeous!

BubbleKitten said...

It is. I am a recovering heroin addict. My first trip to rehab was at age 16. The younger you are when you got hooked the harder it is to get off it. I've had long stretches of clean time but its a difficult life long problem. Im so happy to be out of that shit. I've got 6 months at age 33 and I work hard to stay away from it. Boston currently has an opiate epidemic unfortunately.

NapAssasin said...

In all the times I was around drugs and alcohol in my late teens/college/grad school days, I was NEVER offered H or the other front runner, Meth. NEVER. Coke, weed, spiked and all natural, all types of alcohol, but never H or meth. WTF makes is so prevalent now? Is it cheap? Doubt it. Do people still do it with needles? Probably. Can it be smoked/snorted? I just don't get it. I hear about it all the time on the news and just listen in disbelief - it's every where now. Crazy. I hope gets help.

seaward said...

I don't really think JRM looks that bad there. Pale & tired, sure, but a junkie on the verge of death? Nah.

cinephreak said...

The heroin out here in northern california (Humboldt actually)is so bad, people think pot runs rampant out here, shoot you should see all the heroin junkies here. Literally crawling with them, especially in the city, though they are in the rural/mountain areas here too... A day hasnt gone by in the almost 3 years I've been living here, where I didnt see some space cadet in the MIDDLE of the street just out of it. Sad.

seaward said...

Oh geez. I hope her family gets her into rehab immediately.

@napassassin, it can be smoked and snorted. Fuck if I know how to do it, but I used to know some unsavory folks who used that way.

cinephreak said...

NapAssasin, a lot people that I know who are younger than I am have been using meth since they were like 15. I know A LOT of people whove been addicted to it. Personally I snorted a line, but it was bunk (which I thank God for every single day, I heard it only takes one time to get addicted)
I think it starts with someone older, whos been thru all the classic drugs, and they give it to like their younger siblings or friends. IDK. Thats how the people I know got into it.

Susan said...

Hope this was a wakeup call for her. I feel so bad for anyone who is so low that they turn to drugs. I've NEVER had the desire to even smoke a cigarette. Totally going to listen to some Bon Jovi tonight. They are my faves. This story just makes me realize that no matter how much money and privledge you have, you still may not have happiness in your life. Hope she gets it together.

Amy in MI said...

Heroin is cheaper than pot and pills right now. My hometown in Michigan has a major heroin epidemic now

lc said...

I am also a recovering heroin addict. I was in my mid 20's when I started. I was shocked at the wide variety of people that were addicted. Everyone from highschool student to substitute teachers. Business men and women, lawyers, nurses etc. It blew my mind. No one, I mean NO ONE is immune to addiction. I hope she gets the help and support of her family to make it through this battle. And it is a battle!

Alicia said...

Susan- I'm glad you've never sunk so low as to smoke a cig but for some of us trying drugs or alcohol wasn't necessarily a " low " part of our lives. Many of us grew up around enough of them as they seemed a normal route to go and for some of us dependency was a slow creeper that had its claws around us before we knew what was happening.. ( thanks docs! ) I'm not saying that there is no low to addiction .. It's all lows.. But it generally doesn't start out that way.

lc said...

Yay! 8 years for me. It does get easier, but I won't lie, I do think of it some days. Sometimes it is the lifestyle I miss. Not being bored. But you can do it! Good luck to you.

Em Cue Em said...

@Halle - I understand why you can't wrap your head around it. It's very difficult for someone who doesn't have those tendencies. Look at it this way. It's been my experience (both personal and observational) that the people who are drawn to it have "demons" they want to escape. Depression, painful memories, a bad childhood, etc. Things that never really "shut off" on their own. The kind of stuff that when it's quiet, and nobody is around, start to rear their ugly head. The thing about mind-altering substances is that they act as a distraction (however temporary) from that reality. I myself smoke copious amounts of cannabis, and I know that I have a dependence on it. When I smoke, I can shut off the worry, stress, memories of abuse, thoughts of suicide. I doubt I'm alone in my reason for using.

jax said...

I lost a brother to heroin addiction, it is no fucking joke.

nightowl said...

I'm with Susan on this. Never even smoked a cigarette (and have only had a few alcoholic drinks in my adult life). I don't understand why people would even try. Life can be so great, why ruin it? And no, my life hasn't been easy but I never used it as an excuse to try drugs. Life is what you make of it. It takes a little work, but that makes it all the sweeter.

And to those who've recovered - good on you. I applaud that you've put in the hard work. I can't imagine how tough it is.

NapAssasin said...

Good luck to anyone trying to maintain their independence from drugs / alcohol. I admire your courage & wish you the best.

Em Cue Em said...

And by "drawn" to it, I don't mean necessarily trying it. I mean the people who willingly go back over and over. Trying it is part of the natural human curiosity. If someone tells us something is going to make us feel good, amazing, invincible, etc., there are a LOT of us who are going to talk ourselves into giving it a try.

AKM said...

I just did a group project last night in class about opening a simulated methadone clinic. Opiate addiction is on an incredibly scary upswing, and the stats are crazy. The drug overdose deaths in my county have gone from 8 in 2008 to 67 last year. Granted, that's not just heroin, but still. I live in a middle- to upper-middle-class suburban area in the Midwest, which of course doesn't guarantee anything, but a lot of folks still think that things like that "don't happen in OUR town." Wake up, people. Sad and crazy.

That said, I hope for the best for this young lady. Is it me, or is she her mother Dorothy's spitting image? Hell, I thought it was her at first, but I knew she looked too young.

All about Eve said...

@ bubblekitten and Ic, good for you to be strong and kick that habit! I can't imagine your struggles but applaud your determination. Best wishes to both

parissucksliterally said...

Stay strong Bubble Kitten.

Heroin scares the hell out of me. I have done a fair amount of drugs recreationally, but H is one of the ones I never even wanted to try. Not worth the risk.

Patty said...

Here is someone who seemed to do everything right by his kids. You never really saw his kids in the press as they were growing up. Kept them out of the limelight, unlike some other families. And then something like this happens. Just goes to show you that no matter how well you do raising your child you can still be affected by drugs. And that's pretty scary.

Under the Big Skyy said...

I am so, so sorry Jax.

rejectedcarebear said...

a beloved childhood friend died of a heroin overdose. I knew him for 20 years and one day it was over. He lived right down the street and I saw him every day. It was 2 years ago and I'm still not over it.

jennifer hansen said...

let's just be thankful that someone in the dorm called 911, how many stories have we heard where people do nothing and just let people OD and die b/c they're scared they might get in trouble if they are caught with drugs?

Silly Girl said...

Wow, I'm no saint, but honestly, I've NEVER even seen anyone do coke, heroin, or anything harder than pot. I drank occasional, but I smoked cigarettes for 27 years before I quit. Not once have I seen anyone do drugs. I don't even know anyone who's done any, that I know of anyway. Not a prude, but an epidemic? I'd never have known.

auntliddy said...

Vicki, unfortunately, no, shes 19. Some kids are into this at 12 or 14. Hope she gets her shit together!

auntliddy said...

Mazrl tov to both of u, and all recovering addicts. I think you are anazing.

auntliddy said...

Because u arent an addict, you- and me- cant think like them. Its a curse.

auntliddy said...

Whay amy said. Heroin is cheap and super available now. I beg anyone thinking if trying, dont pick it up!!!!! Just dont try it!!!!!!!!!!

auntliddy said...

Owl, thst just it, u dontt know u r wired to be an addict until u try it. 10 people pick up a drink, 3 become alcoholics. Why? The great mystery. We need to study our brains a whole lot more.

auntliddy said...

My sympathy. Lost a brother in law to heroin myself.

ChrisO said...

My sister works in a methodone clinic in Dublin and some of the stories she's told me are heartbreaking and frightening at the same time. We have a rampant problem with it here since the early 80s. She told me the youngest addict they were aware of was 10 and he'd been introduced to it by his older brother.

My sincere best wishes to anyone battling addiction of any sort. It's a hard road x

urban chaos said...

This is so frightening- I'm glad she was found alive and sincerely hope she gets the help she needs.

Mango said...

No one starts out thinking they will become an addict.

Susan said...

Can you just dabble in heroin and not become addicted? I truly have no idea. I was always under the impression that once you try you are hooked and there goes your whole life. That in of itself is why I would NEVER try it. I can't become that dependant on anything. I'm too much of a control freak. I know they say it makes you feel so amazing, but for me, so does great sex, great shoes, great food, a great glass of wine. So, I'll just stick with those things.

God bless all of you in sobriety. No doubt it is a great, but worthwhile, challenge.

msgirl said...

Wow it's troubling to read all these heroin stories! I grew up in the 60s and drugs were all around but I've never seen or heard any of my friends taking heroin. A family friend's son died from it, and then that was the decade of musicians dying from it - Jimi, Janis, etc. In spite of all the drugs in my former like that's one thing I wouldn't touch. I remember tripping to face the demons, yea heroin is the ultimate mistake. I also have a tendency to addiction. Cigs, pot.

Anyway Thinking of all of you who are recovering - such brave people my heart goes out to you!

msgirl said...

I meant to say heroin is the ultimate escape! But mistake rings true too.

Lola said...

To the addicts amongst us...Stay strong. You are stronger than you can fathom.

To those that have been left behind...my heart is with you and I hope one day the pain fades behind the memories.

shelly said...

Jon's one of the good guys. I know he can help his kid before something tragic happens. I'm sure he and his wife are taking action. Hopefully this is a rock bottom, one time thing for this girl.
He's a truly lovely man. I wish them the best.

ljsmed said...

Yes, there are some people who can dabble with any type of drug, I know someone like that that is a brother to me. Me, I can not dabble. It's so strange how it picks some of us and although clean I can never stop those thoughts, and other people do it recreationally and never get hooked. It sucks but I'm glad it's over.

s. said...

my brother tried it at 17, casually, with friends, dear friends that i still know. they let go of it. 26 years later he was dead. it hooked him. i think he was courageous - he did so much in life, with his good mind and heart, so dear to us. he never got away from it.

it was always there, just a tug on him, or worse: sometimes, i would look in his eyes and he wasnt there. it was there. if you've seen that, you know what i mean!

funny that i'll never forgive myself for not saving him, or forgive him for leaving us, even though it was that chemistry eating him alive.

KLM said...

I'm crying now for all of you who lost someone to addiction. I'm so sorry...

E Gee Be said...

Lola said it beautifully, and I am sure this is too late for anyone to see, but I have to wish strength and peace to all of you who have struggled with addiction, and those who have lost a loved one, you are brave for sharing your stories; it happens so much more than many people know.

lc said...

Exactly...never in a million years would I have thought that I would pick up a needle and shoot poison into my body. But I did, and I went to hell and back and beat the demon.

lc said...

I have survivors guilt too. All my friends that were right there in the trenches with me...and then I go home and ask about so and so, oh didn't you hear? It breaks my heart every time.
Why was I strong enough to beat it? Why couldn't I get to them and share my recovery with them?

lc said...

Exactly...never in a million years would I have thought that I would pick up a needle and shoot poison into my body. But I did, and I went to hell and back and beat the demon.

KittensRUs said...

I read Christiane F in high school. Certainly scared me off trying anything.

Vicki E said...

Well done ladies. I don't really have much direct experience with this, but from what I've read in the comments here and in a previous post getting off this stuff is incredible hard.
I tip my cap to you both, stay strong x

Vicki E said...

Same here, just seemed to be taking a step over the line

Vicki E said...

Gosh, they're still children. In England a lot of teenagers smoke cannabis, and binge drink , H doesn't seem to have got through quite so much here

CarmeliteLady said...

The problem is simple. Vicodin, Norco,codeine/promethazine cough syrup, tylenol #3, Oxycontin, etc. are all readily available and all contain synthetic heroin. If someone can't get their synthetic heroin, then they can get heroin at a fraction of the cost and it's much more readily available. Anywhere there is meth, there will be heroin. B/c meth is an upper and keeps you awake, heroin is a downer and makes you go to sleep. Addicts can use one to go up, one to go down. Both are cheap and everywhere. Not now nor have never been an H user, but the people I used to do pills with have transitioned. Ugh, this topic makes me ill.

Dee Lurker said...

I feel for those who have suffered, but for those who are ignorant to the hellish temptations of drugs/alcohol, don't be so quick to think you are so different.

As Em Cu Em elqouently pointed out it is the reasons, NOT the method. And HONESTLY we should all be able to relate to using/doing something to deal with negative feelings/thoughts/memories. I have never done THIS, but Lord knows I've been there! I find it very hard to accept a person cannot fathom the desire to escape-the means are secondary and unneceasry to feel true empathy.

Sorry for the long post, that just bugs me somehow and I think addicts are taught to feel like they are some weird freak of nature because of their addictions (same w mental illness). It just isn't true. In my younger, sadder days before I, too, began to grasp the beauty of just living happy/healthy, if someone had been around to offer me ..., who knows? For someone else, they could grow up clean then suffer a monumental tragedy at age 50, and be a crack head by 55.


ITA NO ONE is immune to addiction.

Dee Lurker said...

"Opiate addiction is on an incredibly scary upswing, and the stats are crazy. The drug overdose deaths in my county have gone from 8 in 2008 to 67 last year"

Know what grows rampant in Afghanistan? Just saying, the timeline is...suspicious

Dee Lurker said...

Wow, I feel bad for the chic in the Renner pic-he looks like he is withdrawing HARD-bt I'd guess booze.

Ooof, sorry to hog the post!! Good thing you've all prob moved on. xx

AKM said...

Dee, coincidentally, I also just did a project about mental health issues (mainly PTSD, but also substance abuse) facing our Iraq/Afghanistan vets. I wonder if you're not off-base. :-/