Addiction - Rehab - Success
Top 10 Celebrity Addicts
Robert Downey Jr
After being released from the California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison in 2000 for drug charges, Downey joined the cast of the TV series Ally McBeal. His character was written out when Downey was fired after two drug arrests in late 2000 and early 2001. After one last stay in a court-ordered drug treatment program, Downey finally achieved sobriety.
Butler has been open in interviews about struggling with alcoholism. In February 2012, Butler's publicist anounced that Butler had completed a course of treatment for substance abuse of pain killers at a rehab-centre. This was after Butler was concerned he was too reliant on prescribed pain relief medication which escalated when he was involved in a surfing incident before Christmas 2011
In 2006, Lohan attended Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. In early January 2007 Lohan admitted herself to the Wonderland Center rehabilitation facility. Lohan checked out on February 16, 2007 after completing a 30-day stay. In 2011 she entered the Betty Ford Center, a drug and alcohol treatment center, where she remained on court order for three months.
On May 20, 1998, Sheen overdosed while using cocaine and was hospitalized. On August 11, 1998, Sheen, already on probation in California for a previous drug offense, had his probation extended for an extra year and entered a rehab clinic. In a 2004 interview, Sheen admitted that the overdose was caused by his experimentation with injecting cocaine.
Ben Affleck entered alcohol rehab in 2001, with a spokesman for the actor saying that "Ben is a self-aware and smart man who had decided that a fuller life awaits him without alcohol". He quit smoking after starring in Smokin' Aces, in which he was required to smoke heavily, and lost his taste for it after a week of chain-smoking for his role
Mel Gibson has said that he started drinking at the age of thirteen in a 2002 interview about his time at NIDA, Gibson said, "I had really good highs but some very low lows. I found out recently I'm a manic depressive.". After years of drug and alcohol abuse Mel Gibson was praised for his compliance with the terms of his probation and his extensive participation in ongoing treatment
In December 2005, Farrell voluntarily checked into a rehabilitation treatment centre for addictions to recreational drugs and painkillers. He spoke plainly about it on the Late Show with David Letterman after he came out of rehab.
Demi checked out of Utah's Cirque Lodge in March 2012, where she was allegedly treated for eating disorder issues, exhaustion and substance abuse. It came after she was hospitalised after she suffered a seizure-like episode at her Benedict Canyon home after smoking a substance, described on the 911 call as 'like incense'.
Daniel Radcliffe admitted that he gave up alcohol in 2010 after he released that alcohol was becoming a problem. He told a magazine in 2012 that it was his opinion that he was a "really annoying, loud, inappropriate, messy drunk"
During the late 1970s and early 1980s, Williams had an addiction to cocaine; he has stated that he has since quit. Williams was a close friend of and frequent partner alongside John Belushi. He says the death of his friend and the birth of his son prompted him to quit drugs. On August 9, 2006, Williams checked himself in to a substance-abuse rehabilitation center later admitting that he was alcoholic.
Celebrity Facts Addiction
Matthew Perry paid over $100,000 for 30 days in rehab
Drew Barrymore first realised that she had a drug & alcohol problem aged 13 years old
Eminem attended rehab after admitting a painkiller addiction problem
Britney Spears is a bipolar cocaine addict who has attention hyperactivity deficit disorder.
Stephen King was saved from drug & alcohol addiction after his family staged a intervention
Lead singer of Aerosmith Steven Tyler has been to rehab 9 times
Back in July 1969, Buzz Aldrin was one of the most famous men on the planet. He, along with Neil Armstrong, became the first humans to ever walk on the moon - it was an event that was watched around the world. After retiring to Earth Buzz became addicted to alcohol and after seeking help, successfully completed a rehab program
Most Popular Addictions Celebrities Suffer From
"It was the hardest boyfriend I ever had to break up with [referring to crystal methamphetamines]"
"I've never had a problem with drugs. I've had problems with the police."
"I am a raging alcoholic and a raging addict and I didn't want to see my kids do the same thing."
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