Isaac
Years ago

Former WNBL reserve Janna Sladic found dead

A former elite basketball player and model has died from a suspected heroin overdose in Canberra.

Janna Sladic, 29, was found by family around 1.30am on Friday in west Belconnen, The Canberra Times reported.

Sladic played as a reserve for Canberra Capitals when her sporting career was cut short by a car crash in 2005, an incident that reportedly triggered an addiction to pain killers, which led to drug abuse and a relationship with notorious criminal Matthew Massey.
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Sounds like a tragic slide and wasted potential.

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Happy Days  
Years ago

Very sad.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Tragic story. Sliding doors moment that shows how fragile life can be.

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Jack Toft  
Years ago

One event tipped a domino of unfortunate choices

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Anonymous  
Years ago

how do you get that low?
To commit crimes and take drugs... You must have an incredibly weak mind.. Am I wrong? It will not solve any problems nor will it allow you to escape from reality.

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Nobody  
Years ago

Thanks anonymous for meaningless drivel. How can anyone be so judgmental about a person that there is every chance you didn't know. Karma is a bitch. Enjoy.

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Baller6  
Years ago

Yes you are wrong...I have seen some people that I thought were 100% stable and happy go into terrible spirals of depression etc via drugs, and prescription drugs are quite often the main culprit. Everyone reacts differently to these things, sad sad story here....RIP

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Baller6. Isn't that your perception that you thought your friend was stable? You can never put yourself in another persons shoes...

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Isaac  
Years ago

Yes, Baller6 indicated clearly it was their perception when they said they "thought" their friend was stable.

In the case of Sladic, she was given pain relief, seemingly got addicted while at a crossroads (losing her career) and then was influenced by unsavoury elements. Sometimes these things snowball.

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Jack Toft  
Years ago

Snowball is the correct term. It is easily done and can happen very quickly.

Pain is a terrible thing and can do terrible things to people. Once a harder drug is introduced into the mix, the journey back is very hard.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Basketball>Injury>prescription meds>abusive relationship with criminal>illegal drugs>crime
Very sad.

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flatshot  
Years ago

then from a snowball to an avalanche sometimes takes a small trigger for a big event

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