You have to wonder why someone who would seemingly 'have it all' would even try drugs and succumb to a drug habit. In some cases even crave the drug so much that they become addicts or over indulge and die. Drug addiction apparently has no discrimination when it comes to its users. Ironically, it also seems that environment isn't really a factor in determining who will do drugs and who won't. The relevant factors for determining drug users seem to be more of who does drugs and why, rather than where.
In looking at the environmental factor across the board people do drugs for different reasons. Addicts in a low socioeconomic areas tend to do drugs because they, for the most part are unhappy. They take drugs to forget, to ease the pain they feel, to diminish the harsh reality around them. 'Suburbanites' 'who appear to 'have it all' are no different in their use of drugs; they simply prefer to hide it. Some would debate their reason for using, but for the most part the belief of why they use can be attributed to bordeom and recreational purposes. They certainly can afford it because of their higher socioeconominc status but do they use drugs to forget as well and to ease the pain? The debate would be why would they even want to use drugs when their environment implies security and happiness? What would they need to forget and what pain would they need to ease?
Then of course we have the 'Hollywood drug scene' where drugs run rampant as the celebrities do. Drug use in Hollywood seems to know no age boundary as well. We only hear about the younger set of celebrities because they aren't the most discreet when it comes to their drug use. Many have tried to analyze why celebrities who seem like they 'have it all' or are 'on their way to the top' indulge in drug use and become addicted. Wouldn't that defeat the purpose of achieving their desire to 'make it' and become a 'star'?
Being high profile people who have more anxiety and stress seem to be justifiable reasons to do drugs in our culture. Celebritiy drug use is also tied into their insecurities, along with competency and success. Celebrities are always concerned if they are good enough, look good enough, and fit in. They use drugs to alter their perception of thinking so they are not quite as obsessed with all the obvious questions and as a means to alleviate their anxiety about how they feel about themselves.
It would be difficult to argue that drug use discriminates amongst different races or classes of people. It seems to have more of an effect on the individual person how they perceive themselves, as well as how they feel about their 'life situation' in the world in which they live.