Inside Whitney Houston's Long Battle with Addiction: 'She Did Drugs to Escape the Pain'

June 7, 2016 9:06 PM

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Inside Whitney Houston's Long Battle with Addiction: 'She Did Drugs to Escape the Pain'

In 2005, Cissy Houston knocked on the door of her daughter Whitney Houston's Atlanta home after her son Gary warned her the singer "was in trouble."

Though she had been long worried about her daughter's drug use, nothing could have prepared her for the haunting scene inside. "Somebody had spray-painted the walls, painting big, glaring eyes and strange faces," Cissy, 82, wrote in her 2013 memoirRemembering Whitney. "They were evil eyes, staring o...

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