Grace Slick

Grace Slick, in many ways, was the image for drug abuse in the 1960’s. She developed the anthem of the time, “White Rabbit” which may be based on the C.S. Lewis story, Alice in Wonderland, featuring substance abuse suggestions. The anthem was responsible for giving Jefferson Airplane and Grace Slick to fame. She admittedly used in her teen years but her favorite substance is always alcohol. Grace drove her car into a wall close to the Golden Gate Bridge in 1971 going 80 mph drunk drivingwhile under the influence. She credits several arrests to being drunk. One time, she planned to put LSD into the beverage of then President Nixon at a White House affair. Slick went to rehab in 1978 for alcohol abuse. Cleaned up in the 1980s, Slick tried to find a music career but did not gain the success of Jefferson Airplane or Jefferson Starship. During the 1990s, Slick had headed away from rock and roll and trained in art. During an interview with CNN Entertainment, she refers to herself as a nonpracticing alcoholic – a person who doesn’t drink but continues to be an alcoholic.

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