ABC Evening News for Friday, May 04, 2001
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) A look at fame and addiction introduced; scenes shown of former baseball player/drug addict Darryl Strawberry in the courtroom.
(New York: Dan Harris) The long legacy of addicted celebrities examined; details given of the environment that creates a recipe of relapse for entertainers in the public eye. [In court, actor Robert DOWNEY - describes his addiction.] [Addiction specialist Dr. Drew PINSKY - says some environments produce addiction; indicates that humility is a principle of recovery.] Steps taken by the entertainment industry to help the addicted outlined on screen. [Rock musician Wayne KRAMER - talks about getting help.]
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