Lady Gaga has spoken out lately about her drug use. The pop star said in an interview that she wants to be free from her drug abuse, but that the drugs meet a need in her life.
Gaga spoke about the challenges of being famous, and the purpose drugs like marijuana play in her life. She began doing drugs to manage pain from a hip injury. She said, "I was living on a totally other psychedelic plane, numbing myself completely. I was just in a lot of pain and very depressed all the time and not really sure why."
Lady Gaga said she has been addicted to various substances for most of her life, but that her drug abuse has increased in recent years. She said being a celebrity has contributed to her drug addiction. "It's wonderful to be famous because I have amazing fans," she said. "But it is very, very hard to go out into the world when you are not feeling happy and act like you are because I am a human being too."
Drug Abuse for Creativeness
Gaga also said that drugs are responsible for her creativeness, and that she would not be able to be as successful without the addiction. "I have to be high to be creative. I need that, that's an error in my life that happened for over 10 years," she said. "Can I be brilliant without it? I know that I can be and I have to be because I want to live, and I want my fans to want to live."
Many young people today look up to artists like Lady Gaga. When celebrities openly abuse drugs, parents need to be careful about the influence the stars' words have on children. It is important to find positive role models for our young people who can be successful without self-medicating with drugs or alcohol.