“I was very worried about her. To the point that if the phone did ring and they said, 'Stevie died,' I wouldn't have been surprised.” Nicks attended rehab twice over the course of her life. First, for cocaine, at the end of her 1986 Rock a Little tour, and then again in 1993, to fight an addiction to Klonopin that was.
Still on tour with Fleetwood Mac, Nicks is currently dealing with back pain from her extremely physical deliveries of her iconic song “Gold Dust Woman.” The track’s lyrics l the story of “a woman digging her grave with a coke spoon,” and while performing the song in concert, Nicks lets loose during the song’s lengthy breakdown.
"All of us were drug addicts, but there was a point where I was the worst drug addict," she says about the mid-Eighties, when her addiction had peaked. "I was a girl, I was fragile, and I was doing a lot of coke.
Stevie did odd jobs to support herself and ailing Buckingham, and during this process got addicted to drug cocaine (aka coke). Nicks was told that it was recreational and would not endanger her. She overcame cocaine addiction after admission to Betty Ford Center. She was put on Klonopin (Clonazepam).
The psychiatrist prescribed her ‘Klonopin’, a benzodiazepine which she feels ruined her life and took away eight years of her prime life. It caused her weight gain, memory loss, dependency and she found it difficult to write while she was on the medicine. She was referring to the psychiatrist whom she consulted for prevention of cocaine addiction relapse at the behest of her friends and business managers.
She feels that she was destined not to be a wife or mother. She has many fantastic moments in her life and is happy to be the crazy aunt for the many kids of her extended family.
Stevie Nicks talks about the scary downward spiral of addiction and her wake up call… For her latest album "24 Karat Gold," Stevie Nicks reached into her. After a trip to the Betty Ford clinic, Nicks began seeing a psychiatrist who put her on the tranquilizer Klonopin to prevent a relapse and gradually.
Nicks continued, “She was rich, she was famous, she had everything. She had it all. After visiting a plastic surgeon, who found a hole in her nasal cartilage big enough to cause a brain hemorrhage, she said the surgeon told her, “The aspirin ate your nose, not the coke.”. And I very well could have died just as easily as she did.” The singer was not only putting cocaine up her nose, but aspirin she dissolved in water to combat terrible headaches.
After a trip to the Betty Ford clinic, Nicks began seeing a psychiatrist who put her on the tranquilizer Klonopin to prevent a relapse and gradually increased her dosage over eight years until she was left dazed, overweight and unable to write.
Out of context, her salacious quotes about the past can seem a little disconcerting — if you don't understand that this is just how Stevie Nicks is. I've been in a famous band for a very long time and because of that I've taken very good care of myself, except for the eight years I was on Klonopin and I got.
You got a lot of attention in the press when you gained weight.
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He’s a groupie who wanted to have me come in a couple times a month to talk about rock ‘n’ roll. It’s a tranquilizer. I went from 125 up to 173 pounds. “I just kind of went underground. Understand, I was on Klonopin. I learned a valuable lesson. I did a couple of tours and everyone talked about my weight, but I managed to do pretty good shows so people gave me that.
Stevie Nicks Returns with Secret Love and New Album. After a trip to the Betty Ford clinic, Nicks began seeing a psychiatrist who put her on the tranquilizer Klonopin to prevent a relapse and gradually increased her dosage over eight years until she was left dazed, overweight and unable to write. Looking at.
"Try and let it be an epiphany for you, 18-year-old person that is doing a lot of coke and smoking heroin and taking ecstasy and is on a dead-end road to hell.". "I wanted it to be something that somebody having a problem with drugs can sit down and listen to 5,000 times," she told the magazine.
She added, "I want anybody who hears a doctor say 'Would you like me to write you a prescription of Klonopin?' to get up and run out of the room screaming and take the air out of that doctor's tires.