So you know those lollipops that Britney’s always sucking on? According to National Enquirer, they’re not so much the sort of candy you’d want your kids to have in their mouths. Rather, they’re the sort of candy you’re afraid your kids will pick up from the pervy old neighbor’s house on Halloween. According to The Enquirer:
Britney was introduced to the â€œdrug lollipops: while on her â€œONYXâ€ tour in Europe in 2004, said her friend. In Amsterdam, she visited legal marijuana cafes where the lollipops were sold.
After the tour, Britney found a place to buy marijuana â€œpopsâ€ in Santa Monica, said the source. But the insider claims she soon graduated from marijuana-laced lollipops to pops laced with a morphine-like drug thatâ€™s an even more potent narcotic.
â€œThe morphine-laced pops are round and look like gumballs,â€ said the source. â€œBritney was photographed with them in New York right before her breakdown. Sometimes sheâ€™d pass out after sucking a morphine pop. She mixed it with alcohol and could barely stand up and ended up throwing up.
â€œNow it is as if she uses the pops as a substitute for pain pills or Vicodin.â€
The ‘pops were approved by the FDA in 1998 to treat severe pain in cancer patients. They contain the powerful narcotic painkiller fentanyl citrate. The drug is highly addictive and 80 times more potent than morphine.
Britney, who knows she has to get her shit together if she wants to tour or perform at the upcoming VMAs (she’s hired an agent just to try to land her a spot on the show), has contacted a Hollywood addiction specialist to help her kick the habit. This doc uses a new drug called Suboxone, which allows patients to detox on an outpatient basis. Approved by the FDA in 2002, Suboxone is one of the first addiction-fighting drugs that can be prescribed and administered from a doctorâ€™s office.