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Can Michael Douglas' semi-mea culpa help save his son?
In a five-page letter, the elder Douglas writes it was his family's fame and long legacy of drug and alcohol abuse that was at least partly responsible for putting Cameron on the wrong path.
"He is an adult and responsible for his own actions," Douglas said in the handwritten missive. "We do know, however, that genes, family and peer pressure are a strong influence on a substance abuser."
Not to mention a certain enabler called showbiz.