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Robert Downey Jr son Indio arrested; cocaine possession

Discussion in 'Celebrity and Entertainment News' started by hopingicanhelp, Jun 30, 2014.

  1. hopingicanhelp

    hopingicanhelp Well-Known Member

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    Downey Jr. sent a statement to ABC News, saying, "Unfortunately there's a genetic component to addiction and Indio has likely inherited it. Also, there is a lot of family support and understanding, and we’re all determined to rally behind him and help him become the man he's capable of being. We’re grateful to the Sheriff’s department for their intervention, and believe Indio can be another recovery success story instead of a cautionary tale.”

    Link to ABC

    Hopefully having a father who struggled himself will help Indio.
     
  2. SapphireSteel

    SapphireSteel New Member

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    Monkey see monkey do.

    Cocaine is God's way of telling you you have too much money.
     
  3. seattlechiquita

    seattlechiquita Active Member

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    Indeed, addiction is:

    a) a disease
    b) genetics do have effect (NOT a for sure you will get it if your parents have it, but certainly more predisposition just like diabetes, cancer, etc)

    Hopefully Indio will hit hiw bottom, like his father did, and become a sober member of civil society.
     
  4. Mrs G Norris

    Mrs G Norris #JeSuisUrsa

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    This is so darn sad .. at least his father has been through it himself and can be a guide .. glad he was caught, it will help him long term. I'm no angel myself, but a disposition towards addiction can be a terrible thing.
     
  5. Only4Justice

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    Worth repeating. Thanks Sapphire Steel.


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    CHERIE.T Former Member

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    oH MAN! Certain addictions are genetic, imo.
     
  7. Only4Justice

    Only4Justice Active Member

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    With my family history and the life I have led, along with some of my closest family, I absolutely people are dispositioned to addiction. Someday the world will get that. I like to believe we are getting there.

    I know this is a volatile subject. But I believe the above with all my being. Hope no one has to experience the loss of a very loved one from alcohol or drugs.

    Thanks. O4J


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  8. hopingicanhelp

    hopingicanhelp Well-Known Member

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    I completely agree EXCEPT I hope that Indio can clean up WITHOUT having to experience rock bottom... I'm really hoping he's not too far "in" yet... fingers crossed
     
  9. seattlechiquita

    seattlechiquita Active Member

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    As a recovering alcoholic I can tell you no one, no one ever recovers without hitting rock bottom, whatever rock bottom means for each of us. For some it's pretty tame,for others it is intense and dangerous. And if Indio is anything like dad, he has a ways to go in his own journey through addiction and -hopefully- recovery. Prayers.
     
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    Karmady Former Member

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    ~bbm

    So funny and soooooo true. omg lol
     
  11. AnaTeresa

    AnaTeresa Active Member

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    Sad. It's not even a monkey see, monkey do type thing - apparently Robert Downey Sr. also struggled with addiction. That's a tough family legacy. Here's hoping he's able to get sober and stick with it, without having to struggle as much as his father did.
     
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    MagnoliaMountain Red Rose

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    Indio is such a pretty name...a really handsome young man as well. I wish him all the best. A tough one though...
     

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