PHILADELPHIA, PA, August 22, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Dean Ruble
is a medical professional who helps people overcome drug and alcohol addictions to regain their sobriety. He is now speaking out on a new article that describes the details surrounding actor Cory Monteith's untimely death. The beloved Glee star was found dead in a Canadian hotel room as a result of a lethal combination of alcohol and heroin.
"Though it may seem otherwise, celebrities are just as vulnerable as other people when it comes to struggles with drugs and alcohol. In many instances, they are surrounded by people who enable them, thus making it even harder to live a clean and sober lifestyle after the person has spent years abusing drugs or alcohol. It is important to approach situations like Mr. Monteith's with compassion and understanding. Addiction is a powerful thing and, unfortunately, no one is immune, regardless of how much fame or money they may have," explains Dean Ruble.
Before his passing, Monteith was very open about his struggle with drugs and alcohol, noting that he had been to rehab several times and nearly died as a teenager. A source close to the actor explains that prior to his last rehab stint he was abusing heroin and crystal meth. The source notes that the actor had visible track marks on his arms due to his intravenous drug use, and suffered a challenging detox process.
"Cory fought his demons and the demos won. Cory wasn't going out and doing these things to have fun. He couldn't stop. He tried. He just couldn't. He wasn't a bad guy. He tried so hard to beat this. He didn't want to use. But he had a disease. He was an addict. There's nothing nice about it, but that didn't make him a bad guy," explains another friend.
Others who knew the actor explain that he would frequently refer to his most recent stint in rehab as his last chance, noting that he had nearly died before, and fearing that something would happen should he continue using in the future.
After the star's passing, the area outside the hotel where he died was filled with candles, flowers, and other items that paid tribute to Monteith's life and his work. His longtime girlfriend, fellow Glee actress Lea Michele, has not yet issued a public statement on the matter, except to ask for privacy. Monteith was cremated and laid to rest today in his hometown, surrounded by Michele and a handful of close family members and friends.
"The important thing to remember when dealing with someone with addiction is that they are not a bad person. Not at all. This is a hard thing to overcome, and it does not change who the person is inside. In order to help an addict recover, family members and friends must provide plenty of love, support, and understanding," explains Dean Ruble.
is a medical professional who is focused on helping his patients move past their struggles with drug and alcohol abuse. He provides the support and guidance that these individuals need to heal, while also treating many of the psychological disorders that commonly accompany addiction. This may include anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and other situations. Dr. Ruble graduated from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1990.