Genetics, divorce to blame for Britneys problems: Addiction specialist

January 5th, 2008 - 4:22 pm ICT by admin  

A file-photo of Britney Spears

Washington, Jan 5 (ANI): Genetics, troubled childhood and divorce ordeal have contributed to the messy state Britney Spears has landed in today, according to a leading addiction specialist.

Dr. Drew Pinsky said that at least 60 percent of addiction in the singers case is accounted for on the basis of genetics.

He explained that having a mother with a proxy relationship, and a father with drug addiction and alcohol problems has contributed to Britneys problems to a great extent.

There was no sinister plot to make her this way. She didn’t have a hope of turning out normal. At least 60% of addiction is accounted for on the basis of genetics, quoted Dr. Pinsky, as saying.

And she has a parent with an addiction. Just by having a parent with addiction puts you at about a 50% risk for having your own addiction problem.

Britney is behaving very bizarrely, she has been admitted to a chemical dependency program, she has a stressful career, she’s divorced, she has childcare demands, and she is in denial and is paranoid.

She has a mom with the proxy relationship and a dad with drug addiction and alcohol problems. When you add that up you get the recipe for where she is today, he added.

Dr. Pinsky also said that said that the core problem in Spears case is the lack of genuine people, who are help her.

It is hard to get through the sycophants who are enabling her and be able to find people around Britney who are willing to potentially sacrifice either their salary or their access to her by bringing her into treatment, he said.

That’s the core problem. That is what is putting her in danger. That is what killed Anna Nicole Smith. She had people around her who didn’t step up and say you need to get treatment! he added.

As for what lies ahead for the former pop princess, Dr. Pinsky said: Now she needs to change and that is where you have to hold her accountable, particularly because she has children. An adult shouldnt be blaming anyone other than themselves. She can get better, she just doesnt want to. (ANI)

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