Celebrities Who Won Their Battle Against Drug Addiction (Check Them Out)
Drug addiction is one of the worst problems afflicting modern man. Both drug and alcohol addiction is rampant throughout America taking a huge toll of life and disrupting families as well. Celebrities’ too aren’t an exception being even more prone to the drug abuse because of denuding lifestyles. However, Even as several celebs like Kurt Cobain and Jim Morrison have succumbed to drug abuse, there are many who have battled it and won. Here are 10 such celebrities who fought drug addiction.
1 Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie experimented with every possible drug in existence. She even suffered from anorexia and depression. However she pulled through her ordeal and by the time she did Lara Croft, She was rehabilitated and drug-free. She fought her drug addiction by surrounding herself with people who she loved and cared for.
2 Robert Downey Jr.
His first tryst with fame followed nights of revelry and substance abuse. It resulted in scandals and problems with the law. He spent 16 months in jail and underwent compulsory treatment. It was then that he decided on giving up drugs which then helped him get great roles such as Iron Man. Robert Downey Jr received immense support from his friends who helped him get back on track.
Adele was always conscious of her looks on stage which caused her lot of worry. She began to drink to boost her confidence but it grew into a huge problem, she was an alcoholic. “Once I got so drunk that, when I had to go onstage, I forgot the words to my own songs. It was the worst night of my life,” recalls the performer. She decided to kick the habit in 2009. After ligament surgery, she stopped drinking and leads a healthier lifestyle.
4 Anthony Hopkins
In his youth, Anthony Hopkins like so many new misguided stars thought that alcohol was a route to relaxation and freedom. It would help one be a better actor. He now admits that it was totally wrong. He lost his job at the National Theater in 1964 and continued on a drinking spree for 15 years. One day when he found himself at the wheel of his car in a strange place, it scared him and he decided to stop. “When drunk, I used to occasionally fall asleep at the wheel. And I could’ve easily smashed into another car or run over a pedestrian,”. Hopkins has been sober for 41 years.
5 Drew Barrymore
Among celebrities who fought against drug addiction, Drew Barrymore was a bit wild when young and became an alcoholic by the time she was 13. In numerous scandals, tantrums and drug overdose were turning her into the ugly duckling of Hollywood. Her unending drug abuse led her to being admitted into rehab for 8 months. After that she soon began working as a part time waitress and model which paved her way to Hollywood. Describing her addiction drew says “Sometimes, life puts you on your knees. Well, isn’t this an appropriate posture for prayer?!”