The death of DJ Avicii is a big blow to the electronic dance music (EDM) community that revered the artist for giving his fans worldwide hits like “Wake Me Up” and “Levels”. Avicii was found dead in Muscat, Oman on the afternoon of April 20, 2018, where he was on a holiday. A day before he died, the Swedish musician and record producer was spotted on a yacht, off the shore of Muscat, with a drink in his hand. Although the official cause of his death has not been confirmed after the two autopsies, the police suspect no foul play in his death.
Avicii, whose real name was Tim Bergling, enjoyed a huge fan following, loved what he did and made $250,000 a night when he toured. But behind the flashing lights and jam-packed arenas, he constantly struggled with fame and health issues. The 28-year-old superstar, who had worked with the likes of Madonna and Chris Martin, released back-to-bat hit singles and played at all major clubs everywhere, had an exhausting lifestyle.
When afflicted with a mental health problem, people generally self-medicate with alcohol or drugs without realizing that substance abuse can worsen mental health. It becomes a vicious cycle where both feed each other. The simultaneous existence of both the conditions is known as co-occurring disorders which require a comprehensive co-occurring disorders treatment.
Intense touring and alcoholism affected his mind and body
Avicii had had a series of secret surgeries, and brush with anxiety and excessive drinking. According to a source close to Avicii, the DJ suffered from addiction. The star started his career at quite a young age, and never got a normal life of a college teen. As per the source, Avicii failed to quit a lifestyle that he created himself and nobody could stop him.
The superstar used to party and drink a lot. But soon he realized that his body and mind could not handle it and he did not feel good doing that to himself. Then, he had a pancreatic attack at the age of 21 that forced him to stop drinking. In 2014, the DJ had to cancel several of his shows after undergoing a surgery for the removal of his gall bladder. Two years later, the Swedish star announced his official retirement after staging more than 800 shows, stating that the electronic music was not for him. At the time of taking the decision to quit touring, Avicii had said that retiring from touring was something that he had done for his health.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Avicii recalled his journey when he started at the age of 16 and started travelling at the age of 18, putting his heart and soul into everything he did. Though the journey had been fulfilling, giving him the best time of his life, it came with a price – lot of stress and anxiety that he couldn’t deal with.
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Co-occurring disorders make the diagnosis and treatment quite challenging, as the symptoms of one illness mask those of the other. The best way to treat a case of dual diagnosis is through an integrated approach whereby, both the problems are addressed simultaneously. But this is possible only when the sufferer is willing to seek support before it’s too late.
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