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Adam Rich: Autopsy Report Finally Reveals Cause Of His Death

Adam Rich, an American actor best known for his role as Nicholas Bradford on the hit television series ‘Eight Is Enough’ was found dead in his Los Angeles home six months ago in January. No foul play was suspected in this case. Now, a medical coroners report has finally brought the cause of Rich’s passing to light. Here’s what we know:

What was the cause of Adam Rich’s death?

Initially shrouded in mystery, a report was recently released explaining how Adam Rich died. The autopsy report stated that Rich had died of a self-inflicted drug overdose. He was found with a high level of the prescription drug oxycodone in his bloodstream. The report also blatantly noted that Rich had a history of depression and addiction. Rich’s death was a tragic loss for his family, friends, and fans. He was a talented actor, but in the end his struggles with addiction ultimately led to his untimely death as he was only 54. The autopsy report is a chilling reminder of the deadly consequences of drug abuse. If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, please seek help immediately. There are many resources available to help people overcome addiction and live healthy lives, some of which are provided at the end of this article.

What was Adam Rich’s history with drug abuse?

The ‘Eight is Enough’ star had a long history of drug abuse and addiction to a variety of drugs, including cocaine, heroin and oxycodone. He started using drugs at a young age, and his addiction spiraled out of control in the years leading up to his death. Rich’s addiction had a significant impact on his life, making him lose his job, his marriage, and his home. He also had several run-ins with the law, starting in 2006 when he was arrested for possession of cocaine and oxycodone. He was sentenced to probation, but he continued to struggle with addiction. In 2010, Rich was arrested again for breaking a window at a pharmacy in West Hills, California to obtain prescription drugs. He was charged with commercial burglary and reckless driving, ultimately being was sentenced to 18 months in jail. Then again, in 2013, Rich was arrested for violating his probation by using drugs. He was sentenced to an additional 18 months in jail, but he was released after serving 12 months.

After his release from jail in 2013, Rich seemed to be doing better. He was sober and he was working on a new book about his experiences with addiction. However, his addiction eventually resurfaced and he died of a self-inflicted drug overdose in January.

Here are some resources that you can use, if you or someone you know is struggling with addiction or drug abuse:

  • The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA): 1-800-662-HELP
  • The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA): 1-800-662-HELP
  • The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK