01 Oct 4 Famous Celebrities Who Battled Addiction and Won
There are many famous celebrities who have had a hard time dealing with addiction. People often believe that most celebrities and artists become addicted to substances, majorly due to their flamboyant lifestyle and easy access to drugs and alcohol. Truth be told, this is true for many famous celebrities who have battled the addiction problem.
It is not easy for fans to see their favorite celebrity on a downward spiral of addiction. However, there have been many cases where celebrities have turned their life around and became role models for other people, who’re also struggling with addiction.
These celebrities took steps to get better by undergoing treatment, therapy or by checking into sober living homes to make sure that they keep their life on track. They understood that there was more to life than drugs and alcohol and that they have an obligation to the society and people. It is true that many people follow onto the footsteps of their role models. There is plenty to learn from Hollywood celebrities and their experiences.
Robert Downey Jr. got into drugs quite early. He was 6 years old when he started using drugs. He even got arrested and almost ruined his career and life due to drug and alcohol addiction. But he never lost hope, got clean and sober with the help of treatment. He is now one of the most respected actors in Hollywood and organizes numerous campaigns to help people battle addiction. Robert Downey Jr. has made one of the most inspiring comebacks in the history of Hollywood.
One of the famous child celebrities who have grown into an amazing actress, but her life wasn’t perfect either. She was allegedly caught with drugs and the rumor has it that she was getting treatment for her drug and alcohol abuse. However, she says that these were false accusations and not the real reason behind her visit to Cirque Lodge Treatment Center in Utah for a period of two years. As per Kristen Dunst, it was her depression that led to a few bad habits that got a little out of control. And she believes that the reason behind her depression was the ridiculous pressure of working in Hollywood. She says, she is leading a sober life now!
Few years ago, she was the poster child for slogans such as “Dangers of addiction.” There were flurry of internet memes on her addiction issue and how she lost her charm and beauty due to the addiction problem. In an interview with Oprah, she came clear of what happened to her and how she overcame her addiction issues. She has been to treatment facilities for about six times in the last decade. When asked about her drug of choice, she admitted to being addicted to alcohol. Now, with a clean slate and a promise of sobriety she is pursuing her love for acting again.
Disney actress Demi Lovato, had a troubled teenage life. She spent most of her teenage battling bipolar disorder, eating disorder and cutting habit. The inspiring factor about her personality is that she never gave up. She got treatment for her psychological issues and addiction. She left rehab in 2011, after getting treated for substance abuse, bulimia and other issues. She even enrolled herself into a sober living facility in order to make sure that she remains sober and do not relapse. The good news is that it has been 3 years she’s been sober now and she credits her stay at a sober living home for her long term sobriety.