From Associated Press, "The death last month of Kevin Dubrow, lead singer for the 1980s heavy metal band Quiet Riot, has been ruled an accidental cocaine overdose." I wish not to disrespect the dead or his family, but that term make no sense to me whatsoever.
First off, Cocaine isn't a prescription drug, there is no correct "dosage". Any amount of cocaine is an overdose.
Second, technically, isn't any overdose accidental? An intentional overdose would be suicide, wouldn't it?
I think part of the problem is that we need to nice every damn thing up. We are too afraid to confront the ugliness of certain situations and as a result, society begins to believe that the worst isn't as ugly as it is.