The news of Amy Winehouse's death, while sad, is not the least bit surprising. Drugs and alcohol have been then downfall to many talented actors, musicians, etc. When something is readily available to you, whenever you want, it is that much harder to say no.
It pains me to see this happen to people, famous or not, regularly. When I was in college, there were two people within the Greek community that died from drug and alcohol abuse. I am not scolding, or discrediting them at all, you live your life the way you please. And sometimes, horrible things happen to really good people.
What worries me is that our generation seems to think that they are indestructible. I have never really had any "run-ins" or incidents with drugs, mostly because I am too much of a worrier. I have problems letting myself relax, which is bad in most facets of life, but it has prevented me from ever having a drug personality. In my mind, one night of craziness isn't worth my life. The rewards don't outweigh the risks to me. Yeah you could have a "fun" night on drugs, but you could also lose your life due to an infinite number of complications. So you have to ask yourself, is it worth it?
Our generation needs to start to realize that things like this that happened to Amy Winehouse, Jimi Hendrix, and Janice Joplin shouldn't be romanticized. No one is immortal. Drugs can and will kill you if you let them take control of your life. An addiction is a disease, and it all starts with one decision you make one time. You are not above the power that drugs can have on your life, this can happen to you too.
I know some of you might not want to hear my opinions on drugs, but it had to be said. Maybe, just maybe, somebody will read this and change their opinions. I am sorry if I offended. I will be back to perky/happy Kai tomorrow!