TV Producer Dies from Cocaine Overdose
Cocaine has been prominent in America since the l970’s—especially in Hollywood, and that trend has continued today. American TV producer Jeff Rice died earlier this month after a cocaine overdose in South Africa. Rice ran his own South Africa-based production company and occasionally did work for TV’s “The Amazing Race.” Rice was found dead and his assistant Kathryn Fuller was found unconscious in a Kampala hotel last week. Rice’s wife initially thought that the two might have been poisoned, but the Uganda Police Force performed an autopsy on Rice that showed major metabolites of cocaine in his system, Fuller tested positive for cocaine, and investigators found a white bag in the hotel room.
It’s unfortunate that people not only use cocaine, but abuse it to the point that there’s deaths from overdoses. Regardless of how or how frequently cocaine is used, a user can experience acute cardiovascular or cerebrovascular emergencies, such as a heart attack or stroke, which may cause sudden death. Cocaine-related deaths are often a result of cardiac arrest or seizure followed by respiratory arrest.
People who use cocaine should take this story as a lesson about the possible dangers of the drug. Overdose and death are the harsh realities of cocaine. Because cocaine is highly addictive, regular cocaine users who need to use more in order to get high are at an even greater risk for overdose. In order to avoid these potential dangers, cocaine abusers should get professional help—and Seabrook House offers some of the best treatment on the east coast. Drug rehab programs have proven to help patients find the strength to overcome abuse and chemical dependency through various treatments and therapies. Seabrook House is an internationally recognized drug rehab and alcoholism detox treatment center that offers individually inspired programs that focus on each patient’s unique recovery needs. At Seabrook House, we are committed to providing quality addiction treatment for the physical, emotional and spiritual illness of chemical dependency. Our structured, nurturing programs, along with the principles grounded in the Twelve Step philosophy of recovery, combine to foster the kind of change necessary for a clean and sober life. Seabrook House has rehab facilities located in New Jersey (NJ) and Pennsylvania (PA) and also an outpatient office in New York (NY). Cocaine abusers should contact Seabrook House immediately to get treatment that can potentially save your life.