Monday, December 10, 2012

Brooke Mueller hospitalization not due to illegal drugs, but legal ones

It looks like there may have been drugs involved in Brooke Mueller's hospitalization after all, at least according to a Monday report.

Mueller -- and her reps -- denied any drugs were associated with last week's trip to the hospital. However, that's not what she is telling her closest friends. According to sources, Mueller has admitted that she was abusing prescription medication before she was rushed to the hospital.

Apparently, Mueller has a valid prescription for Adderall to treat her attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The problem is, apparently, that Mueller -- and she admitted this to her friends -- "fell off the wagon" and took far more than the prescribed dose.

According to Wikipedia, Adderall is a psychostimulant drug. It belongs to the amphetamine and phenethylamine classes of chemicals. In addition to being used to treat ADHD, it is also used to control narcolepsy.

Adderall is a combination of four amphetamine salts (racemic amphetamine sulfate, racemic amphetamine aspartate monohydrate, dextroamphetamine sulfate, and dextroamphetamine saccharide). Adderall works as a dopamine and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor.

Last week, on Friday Mueller's assistant found her unconscious. She called 911, concerned that Mueller may have ODed. Consider her well-known issues with substance abuse, that was a valid concern.

Both Brooke and her reps said she hadn't been abusing illegal drugs, which appears to be true based on this story. The drug is legal, the prescription was valid, but the amount she took was not kosher.

Wikipedia says that "as a Schedule II drug, Adderall is considered to have a high potential for misuse and a high liability for dependence."

According to sources, though, Mueller didn't take the Adderall for fun, per se. Mueller is now in the jewelry business, and she was up against it for a delivery, so she took the drugs so she could -- she thought -- make the deadline.

In a sense, that explains black, charred-looking marks all over her hands that was seen in pictures online. It's just black spray paint, which she uses to make the pieces.

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