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    Carrie Fisher’s Drug Use Was No Private Matter

    Was it “none of our damn business?” One Twitter post spoke for many grieving fans, suggesting the frenzy surrounding yesterday’s postmortem toxicology report was inappropriate. But others say it’s what Fisher would have wanted — for people to know there was evidence of cocaine, methadone, ecstasy, alcohol, opiates and antidepressants in her system when she died Dec. 27. Fisher was a vocal advocate for substance abuse and mental illness awareness, often documenting her own struggles. As her brother noted, “Without her drugs, maybe she would have left long ago.”

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