Carlisle Quit Drugs After Death Dream

Former pop star BELINDA CARLISLE knew it was time to seek help for substance abuse when she envisioned her own death after a three-day drug binge.
The singer, who rose to fame as the frontwoman of The Go-Go's, admits her life spiralled out of control early on in her career and she continued to indulge in drink and drugs up until one horrifying incident in 2005, when she realised it was time to kick her habit once and for all.
Recalling the nightmare in her new memoir, Lips Unsealed, she writes, "I had gone to London for business, but spent three straight days locked in my hotel room, doing cocaine.
"I went on the biggest binge of my life, which is saying something considering I had used, boozed, and abused for 30 years.
"When I looked at my eyes in the mirror, I didn't see anyone looking back at me. The lights were out. I was gone. It scared me - yet I didn't stop until I had an extraordinarily frightening out-of-body experience, where I saw myself overdosing and being found dead in the hotel room.
"I saw the whole thing happen, and I knew that if I kept doing coke, I was going to die. At that moment I shut my eyes, and when I opened them again I made the decision I had put off for much too long. I opened myself up to life. I appreciated the good, faced the bad, and began to find the things I needed."


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Scarlettohara you're a bit hard on Ms. Carlisle....I'm sure she realizes what you state, but also recognize that she was addicted. When you point the finger at her, there are still three other fingers pointing back at you - so be careful.
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she should give back to the world in need like the oil spill in the gulf of mexico
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Does she have any idea how many people would love to be her? Have her fame, her money and her looks?! How wasteful not to see that and how selfish! It's about time you woke up, girl! Do you have any idea how many kids you could've put through college that all went up your nose?! I don't understand you famous people. Not at all. You're all so blind it makes me sick.
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i am glad to hear she found the way... and as long as she can remember the dream and stay AFRAID she'll stay SOBER!!!! you go belinda!!!!
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So glad to hear that she is through with all of that stuff! Actually had a very similar experience - fortunately for me, at a substantially younger age - and know still to this day, that every day is a gift from God. He gave me another chance, one that I won't get again. The fear of the memory of my last drug experience (I actually did overdose on coke, I just lived - by a miracle - even the doctor told me that I shouldn't be there having the conversation with him, at that time) keeps me from ever doing drugs again. Hope that she is able to keep clean! Life is so much better, when you are truly "alive" to appreciate all of the wonderful things around you.
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People do not realize that MONEY, BEAUTY and POPULARITY is NOT ALL in this life! I am glad Belinda got better, end of story.
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