Addiction shows no class preferences; it hits the rich and famous with the same symptoms, problems and often the same results as it does poor folks.  Like anyone else, some of them are fortunate enough to get their lives under control, and some of them choose to pay back to others the gift that they were given.

AOL News has some good coverage:

By any account, Melissa Gilbert has had a successful show business career, from the time she played Laura on “Little House on the Prairie,” to many successful TV movies to her two term stint as president of the Screen Actor’s Guild.

However, her most personal job may now become her most rewarding: As the official spokeswoman for The Partnership at, a nonprofit that helps parents prevent, intervene in and find treatment for drug and alcohol use by their children.

Gilbert wants to eradicate the stigma that surrounds addiction especially, because of her own battles….

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