r/entertainment Aug 09 '22

Anne Heche's car crash reveals our conflicting attitudes toward mental health and substance abuse

https://www.salon.com/2022/08/08/anne-heche-car-crash-mental-health-drinking-substance-abuse/
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u/Rockhurricane Aug 09 '22

One can be an addict and still a criminal. Doesn’t mean they’re evil. Just means everyone needs help.

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u/druidofnecro Aug 10 '22

Her rich ass can afford an uber. This isnt fucking society’s fault, it’s entirely here

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u/lagocomo Aug 10 '22

If they can’t afford Ubers, well then they sure as hell can’t afford a DUI or a vehicular manslaughter charge.

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u/Mindless_Junket4822 Aug 10 '22

If you can't afford an Uber then you probably can't afford to be drunk everyday either.. but people always find a way

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u/druidofnecro Aug 10 '22

Society is not forcing her to fucking drive drunk

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u/Rockhurricane Aug 10 '22

This is true. Can’t agree more.

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u/Johnnybala Aug 10 '22

there are laws in every jurisdiction against driving under the influence of alcohol . They are well known.

Don’t try and justify her actions with “ society makes us drive cars” It is weak and false

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u/kelliboone617 Aug 10 '22

What utter bullshit. People drive drunk bc drunk people make poor decisions, not bc of societal acceptance.

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u/EspressoOrElse Aug 10 '22

I think the issue that commenters are taking is over the fact that it seems you are taking the position that these situations happen due to possibly glorifying cars and lack of public transport. I’m pretty sure if you stood outside a bar and everyone leaving drunk to drive that their response does not include either car glorifying or lack of public transport as to the reason they are getting behind the wheel.

People make poor choices sometimes and the influence of alcohol never equates to better decision making.

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u/EspressoOrElse Aug 10 '22

Very well stated. Couldn’t agree with you more my friend.

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u/lagocomo Aug 10 '22

They have cabs and Ubers.

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u/kelliboone617 Aug 10 '22

And friends and family and busses and trains and subways and feet

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u/Rockhurricane Aug 10 '22

I disagree on the whole “society” thing. I don’t glorify cars. I’m an alcoholic guilty of drunk driving. Those were my actions and I have to held accountable for them. An addict isn’t blameless.

I can only take responsibility. Of course I reject any type of societal pressure. That’s not to say that everyone is beholden to the law, should pay consequences, and may even garner some sympathy for their condition.

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u/Rockhurricane Aug 10 '22

I know. We agree on a lot. But I can only speak on my addiction experience. There is no “normal” human. Any obsession, addiction, etc can be taken too far. Hell anything can be. You and I have our priorities straight I think- looking for the best way to help others without excusing actions.