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Added by BRODO

on 25 Feb 2011 07:36

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Stars that have overcome drug addiction

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1. Robert Downey Jr.


Robert Downey Jr. first tried marijuana when he was 6, and developed a serious drug problem by age 22. He battled addictions to cocaine, heroin and other drugs. Since his release from rehab in 2002, he has remained sober.
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2. David Bowie


David Bowie was hooked on cocaine in the early to mid 70s, eventually resorting to injecting the drug straight into his system. It wasn't until Bowie was given custody of his young son in the late 70s that he kicked his addiction.
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3. Drew Barrymore


At 9, Drew was smoking cigarettes, an alcoholic by 11, smoking marijuana at 12 and a cocaine addict by 13. Since then she has managed to stay sober.

Average listal rating (98 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating
4. Keith Richards


Keith Richards was a notorious drug user, but since becoming sober he has had trouble escaping from his now famous image as a hard rocker addicted to drugs.

Average listal rating (1998 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating
5. Angelina Jolie


Angelina Jolie has admitted to taking "just about every drug possible." She has listed cocaine, LSD, Ecstasy, heroin and other drugs.

Average listal rating (371 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating
6. Elton John


Elton John fought an addiction to cocaine throughout his career, and suffered an overdose in 1975. He has been sober or 16 years and now helps celebrities to overcome their own addictions.

Average listal rating (325 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating
7. Ozzy Osbourne


Ozzy Osbourne ended his 40 year addiction to drugs and alcohol because of his wife, Sharron, who offered to manage him as a solo artist.

Average listal rating (59 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating
8. Trent Reznor
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Trent Reznor overcame his cocaine and alcohol addiction and completed rehab in 2001.

Average listal rating (169 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating
9. Steven Tyler


Steven Tyler was addicted to heroin and stimulants in the late 70s and 80s. After he collapsed at a show in 1984, Aerosmith arranged an intervention and he was checked into rehab.
Tyler began using drugs again in the 90s, and has since kicked his long lasting drug addiction.

Average listal rating (1808 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating
10. Robin Williams


At the start of his career, Robin Williams was a cocaine addict, and had abused many drugs before. When fellow comedian John Belushi died of a drug overdose, Williams checked into rehab.

Average listal rating (132 ratings) 5.9  IMDB Rating
11. Oprah Winfrey


Oprah has admitted to doing crack cocaine while she was in her 20s, and recently a former boyfriend has claimed she was a regular user in the 80s.

Average listal rating (1853 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating
12. Samuel L. Jackson


Samuel L. Jackson has fought a cocaine and heroin addiction and has survived multiple overdoses. He entered rehab in 1991.

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13. Cedric Bixler-Zavala
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Cedric Bixler-Zavala and Omar Rodriguez-Lopez (The Mars Volta) both got clean in 2005 following the death of fellow bandmate Jeremy Michael Ward.


 

UNDER CONSTRUCTION!

I have a lot of respect for those strong enough to overcome their battles with drugs and remain sober. This is a list of celebrities that have not only survived their addictions, but have defeated them and remained sober.
Always open to suggestions. :)

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Posted: 3 years, 9 months ago at Feb 26 0:21
Suggestions: Trent Reznor, who overcame cocaine & alcohol addiction, completing rehab in 2001. Also Cedric Bixler-Zavala & Omar Rodriguez-Lopez of The Mars Volta, who got clean in 2005 after the death of fellow bandmate Jeremy Michael Ward.
Posted: 3 years, 8 months ago at Mar 2 4:59
thank you for the suggestions, I've added them to the list. :)
Posted: 3 years, 4 months ago at Jul 24 17:43
Love this. We are all human & we all fight something. I'm thankful they won theirs.
Posted: 3 years, 4 months ago at Jul 24 17:56
I would also suggest for the list Dave Navarro, Vince Neal, Carrie Fisher, & Craig Fergusan
Posted: 3 years, 1 month ago at Sep 26 14:16
Where's Lou Reed?
Posted: 3 years, 1 month ago at Sep 27 15:46
oh man, how could I forget Lou?
I need to update this list. :O
Posted: 3 years, 1 month ago at Oct 12 21:09
colin farrell? just watched in bruges yesterday and was really impressed by his performance
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Posted: 3 years, 1 month ago at Oct 13 19:03
I admire them for that... really.
And you should always add Fergie on this list. She got lost on drugs after her first band split up and the guys from Black Eyed Peas "saved" her from that and now she's clean, beautiful and everything.
Posted: 3 years, 1 month ago at Oct 14 12:00
Why u don't add Amy Whineouse, Kurt Kobain, Janis Joplin, layne Staley and all the other famous people that die for this terrible addiction???
Posted: 3 years, 1 month ago at Oct 14 13:08
keith richards took drugs?? are you sure? i read somewhere, maybe here, that once he mixed some of his father's ashes with some cocaine, and snorted it. now that's a sick puppy..
Posted: 2 years, 2 months ago at Aug 29 10:51
Why dont you add Vince Young he's a incredible player...Hahaha same kind of dumb question if you ask me that's why compared them cause its very clear man why they're not added...They died they didn't FIGHT and won their addiction...Where's Tom Sizemore???I think maybe cause he isn't clean for THAT LONG now that people don't see him as a star that overcome his drug abuse but he really is a star that overcome addiction too...Too many stars that died cause of drugs :( sadly enough...Some weeks ago a saw that guy from the home alone
Posted: 2 years, 2 months ago at Aug 29 10:51
Why dont you add Vince Young he's a incredible player...Hahaha same kind of dumb question if you ask me that's why compared them cause its very clear man why they're not added...They died they didn't FIGHT and won their addiction...Where's Tom Sizemore???I think maybe cause he isn't clean for THAT LONG now that people don't see him as a star that overcome his drug abuse but he really is a star that overcome addiction too...Too many stars that died cause of drugs :( sadly enough...Some weeks ago a saw that guy from the home alone
Posted: 2 years, 2 months ago at Aug 29 10:51
Why dont you add Vince Young he's a incredible player...Hahaha same kind of dumb question if you ask me that's why compared them cause its very clear man why they're not added...They died they didn't FIGHT and won their addiction...Where's Tom Sizemore???I think maybe cause he isn't clean for THAT LONG now that people don't see him as a star that overcome his drug abuse but he really is a star that overcome addiction too...Too many stars that died cause of drugs :( sadly enough...Some weeks ago a saw that guy from the home alone
Posted: 2 years, 2 months ago at Aug 29 10:51
Why dont you add Vince Young he's a incredible player...Hahaha same kind of dumb question if you ask me that's why compared them cause its very clear man why they're not added...They died they didn't FIGHT and won their addiction...Where's Tom Sizemore???I think maybe cause he isn't clean for THAT LONG now that people don't see him as a star that overcome his drug abuse but he really is a star that overcome addiction too...Too many stars that died cause of drugs :( sadly enough...Some weeks ago a saw that guy from the home alone
Posted: 2 years, 2 months ago at Aug 29 10:51
Why dont you add Vince Young he's a incredible player...Hahaha same kind of dumb question if you ask me that's why compared them cause its very clear man why they're not added...They died they didn't FIGHT and won their addiction...Where's Tom Sizemore???I think maybe cause he isn't clean for THAT LONG now that people don't see him as a star that overcome his drug abuse but he really is a star that overcome addiction too...Too many stars that died cause of drugs :( sadly enough...Some weeks ago a saw that guy from the home alone
Posted: 2 years, 2 months ago at Aug 29 10:51
Why dont you add Vince Young he's a incredible player...Hahaha same kind of dumb question if you ask me that's why compared them cause its very clear man why they're not added...They died they didn't FIGHT and won their addiction...Where's Tom Sizemore???I think maybe cause he isn't clean for THAT LONG now that people don't see him as a star that overcome his drug abuse but he really is a star that overcome addiction too...Too many stars that died cause of drugs :( sadly enough...Some weeks ago a saw that guy from the home alone
Posted: 2 years, 2 months ago at Aug 29 10:51
Why dont you add Vince Young he's a incredible player...Hahaha same kind of dumb question if you ask me that's why compared them cause its very clear man why they're not added...They died they didn't FIGHT and won their addiction...Where's Tom Sizemore???I think maybe cause he isn't clean for THAT LONG now that people don't see him as a star that overcome his drug abuse but he really is a star that overcome addiction too...Too many stars that died cause of drugs :( sadly enough...Some weeks ago a saw that guy from the home alone
Posted: 2 years, 2 months ago at Aug 29 10:51
Why dont you add Vince Young he's a incredible player...Hahaha same kind of dumb question if you ask me that's why compared them cause its very clear man why they're not added...They died they didn't FIGHT and won their addiction...Where's Tom Sizemore???I think maybe cause he isn't clean for THAT LONG now that people don't see him as a star that overcome his drug abuse but he really is a star that overcome addiction too...Too many stars that died cause of drugs :( sadly enough...Some weeks ago a saw that guy from the home alone
Posted: 2 years, 2 months ago at Aug 29 10:51
Why dont you add Vince Young he's a incredible player...Hahaha same kind of dumb question if you ask me that's why compared them cause its very clear man why they're not added...They died they didn't FIGHT and won their addiction...Where's Tom Sizemore???I think maybe cause he isn't clean for THAT LONG now that people don't see him as a star that overcome his drug abuse but he really is a star that overcome addiction too...Too many stars that died cause of drugs :( sadly enough...Some weeks ago a saw that guy from the home alone
Posted: 2 years, 2 months ago at Aug 29 10:51
Why dont you add Vince Young he's a incredible player...Hahaha same kind of dumb question if you ask me that's why compared them cause its very clear man why they're not added...They died they didn't FIGHT and won their addiction...Where's Tom Sizemore???I think maybe cause he isn't clean for THAT LONG now that people don't see him as a star that overcome his drug abuse but he really is a star that overcome addiction too...Too many stars that died cause of drugs :( sadly enough...Some weeks ago a saw that guy from the home alone
Posted: 2 years, 2 months ago at Aug 29 10:51
Why dont you add Vince Young he's a incredible player...Hahaha same kind of dumb question if you ask me that's why compared them cause its very clear man why they're not added...They died they didn't FIGHT and won their addiction...Where's Tom Sizemore???I think maybe cause he isn't clean for THAT LONG now that people don't see him as a star that overcome his drug abuse but he really is a star that overcome addiction too...Too many stars that died cause of drugs :( sadly enough...Some weeks ago a saw that guy from the home alone
Posted: 2 years, 2 months ago at Aug 29 10:51
Why dont you add Vince Young he's a incredible player...Hahaha same kind of dumb question if you ask me that's why compared them cause its very clear man why they're not added...They died they didn't FIGHT and won their addiction...Where's Tom Sizemore???I think maybe cause he isn't clean for THAT LONG now that people don't see him as a star that overcome his drug abuse but he really is a star that overcome addiction too...Too many stars that died cause of drugs :( sadly enough...Some weeks ago a saw that guy from the home alone
Posted: 2 years, 2 months ago at Aug 29 10:54
Sadly
Posted: 1 year, 11 months ago at Dec 27 3:09
Eminem is also another one who has been a drug addict of multiple drugs and has been clean for awhile.

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