Whitney Houston Survives Allergy Attack and Is Recovering
Whitney Houston suffers upper respiratory infection.
Fans who were worried that Whitney Houston, who has battled drug addictions for years, had suffered a relapse, can breathe a sigh of relief. The songstress, who was hospitalized earlier in the week, is doing fine.
In fact, she claims that her illness was the result of seasonal allergies that resulted in an upper respiratory infection. The performer, who was forced to reschedule concerts while she recuperated, is slated to resume touring on April 13, according to CNN.com.
"I'm just ready to move on and continue my world tour," she told People.com. "My health is terrific. But this is a time when I get a lot of allergies."
Those who love Houston and her music are sure to be thrilled that singer seems to have her drug addiction under control.
Analysts suggest that cocaine is the second most commonly used illicit drug in the U.S., and that about 15 percent of Americans over the age of 12 have tried it. Approximately 15,000 annual deaths are associated with the use of stimulants.
Experts recommend that addicts and their families seek help from trained physicians and addiction specialists to effectively control an addiction.
Those struggling with drug addiction can turn to organizations such as the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and the non-profit Drug Rehab, both of which provide information and resources to victims and their families.