Grace Slick, in many ways, was crowned poster girl for drug use in the 1960’s. She wrote the anthem of the decade, “White Rabbit” that is certainly loosely primarily based on the C.S. Lewis story, Alice’s adventures in wonderland, with heavy drug overtones. The song ended up being responsible for catapulting Jefferson Airplane and Grace Slick to stardom. She admittedly experimented by using drugs in her adolescence although her substance of choice was generally alcohol consumption. Grace crashed her car right into a wall nearby the Golden Gate Bridge in 1971 doing 80 miles per hour while under the influence. She credits numerous busts to being intoxicated. At a different point, Slick plotted to slip LSD into the drink of then President Nixon at a White House affair. Slick spent time inside therapy in 1978 for alcohol addiction.
Cleaned up in the 1980s, Slick continued to practice a music career but certainly never matched the success of her time with Jefferson Airplane or Jefferson Starship, the group’s later handle. By the 1990s, Slick had quit rock n roll in the past and converted her focus to visual arts. In an interview with CNN Entertainment, she alludes to herself as a nonpracticing alcoholic – a person who doesn’t drink but remains an alcoholic.