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George Michael’s Ex Threw Singer’s Drugs Down the Toilet

Kenny Goss was with George Michael for almost 20 years. In that time, he saw the pop icon go through the best and worst times of his life. At the height of George’s drug addiction, Kenny threw the star’s drugs down the toilet in desperation. He said, “I would find drugs and flush everything down the toilet, thinking, ‘If I just get rid of it, he won’t get more’. He was absent-minded, so would just think he’d lost them. I don’t think George necessarily thought he’d die young, but every time I looked into his eyes I thought, ‘My God I’m losing you, what is going on?’”

After hearing of George’s death, Kenny said, “Of course I wish we’d never split up. But things would have had to change or we would both be dead. I wish we’d both been able to clean up.” Kenny admitted to himself having an alcohol problem.

How Do I Know If Someone I Love is Using Drugs?

Like Kenny, many people have partners who are addicted to drugs. If you do not already know that your partner is using drugs, here are a few things to look out for:

  • Erratic behaviour
  • Irregular sleep patterns
  • Restlessness and fidgeting
  • Slow or slurred speech
  • Extreme hyperactivity and talking for lengthy periods about nothing in particular
  • Total inactivity – not wanting to move or do anything at all
  • Enlarged or very small pupils (this can change depending on what drug is taken).

These are not, in themselves, necessarily drug addicted behaviour, but are just indications that drugs could be part of that person’s life. There are other signs, such as finding drug paraphernalia, that could further confirm drug use and addiction:

  • Hand-rolled cigarettes with filters made from rolled-up card (cannabis)
  • Rolled up banknotes or paper (for snorting drugs)
  • Folded or burnt tin foil and/or spoons, syringes, and needles (heroin)
  • Small pieces of cling-film or creased card, or re-sealable bags – these can all be used to store drugs
  • Pipes, plastic bottles, or cans that have been converted into pipes, e.g. have holes in or have been cut in half, or combined with foil or plastic bags.

The only tangible way to find out is to have that person take a drug test. In order to get that done, you need to have a very difficult, non-judgemental discussion with this individual about drugs and what these do to the body.

What Do I Do If a Loved One is Using Drugs?

If you have a suspicion that someone you love is using drugs, it is best to prepare yourself fully for that difficult discussion. UK Rehab has a helpline that is staffed 24/7 by trained and experienced counsellors who can answer your questions and help you prepare for a discussion about drugs. We can give you the information that you need and guide you as to how to approach the subject with the person concerned. If needed, we can also help you prepare for an intervention, which is where family members and friends confront the addict about his or her behaviour.

Family interventions can be quite complicated and emotional, so it’s best to have the help and guidance of professionals when you decide to carry one out.

What Options Do I Have?

If you or your partner (someone you love) or both of you are using drugs, it is best to get help sooner rather than later. Drugs have serious health risks attached to them and drug addiction can be a life-threatening condition. The sooner you get help, the better the results of your recovery and the easier it is to stay sober.

You have several options open to you if you are ready to give up drugs. All of them are dependent on your willingness to stop using drugs and your commitment to a sober life.

The first option is to go into rehab. This is by far the most effective way of going through detox and withdrawal and getting the treatment and therapy required to stay sober. Depending on your level of addiction, withdrawal and detox could be difficult or even life-threatening and should therefore not be attempted without the supervision of a medical professional like your GP or a medical professional at the rehab.

After detox, you will go through a treatment programme. This will involve several different types of therapy and could include art and music therapy, meditation, and group therapy. These are used to address the reasons you are using drugs and to teach you new life skills as well as coping mechanisms that you can use in your new, sober life.

You will also have individual counselling sessions to discuss any issues that you may have and to work through the challenges that you face on a day-to-day basis.

Once you have completed the treatment programme, you can make use of the aftercare that the rehab will offer you; most do so for up to a year after treatment. This will help you when you are faced with challenges and temptation in order to stay sober. You could also join community programmes such as Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous to help you with your recovery process.

UK Rehab Will Support You and Your Loved Ones

UK Rehab will be able to advise you on the most suitable option for you in your circumstances. We are a phone call away and our friendly counsellors are willing, ready, and able to answer any questions that you may have. Give us a call today!

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