FOOD DISORDERS AND DIET DRUGS
When Lindsay Lohan was arrested on suspicion of drink-driving, police said they found cocaine in her pocket. Paris Hilton recently admitted to US talk show host Larry King that she takes Adderall for attention deficit disorder. Both drugs are often used by women looking to lose weight, writes ASHLEY PARSON in the Daily Mail.
Hollywood’s party girls always seem to have access to drugs known to help shed pounds. At this moment, Adderall is the latest diet drug craze in Hollywood, and the number of celebrities addicted to it continues to rise. Almost every female celebrity arrested – from Paris to Nicole, from Lindsay to Britney – has had prescription Adderall in her handbag. It keeps you awake while killing the appetite.
But it has potentially dangerous consequences. Even when taken as instructed, Adderall can cause psychotic episodes, depression and serious heart problems.
Some celebrities also take Clenbuterol or “Clen” – prescribed for respiratory problems in horses, in humans it can cause fat loss.
Clenbuterol and Adderall might create a slimming effect in the short term. But then users report a sudden and uncontrollable weight gain. Having tampered with natural metabolism, the drugs stop working.
“Diet pills and steroids are huge now,” said trainer Justin Gelband, who works with catwalk and catalogue models. “After Kate Moss was caught doing coke, the modelling agencies cracked down on hardcore drugs like cocaine and heroin to stay slim. So now it’s more diet pills and steroids. They are easier to hide and, if pressed, the girls can say they have a prescription.”