Celebs and drug addictions are like bread and peanut butter. They go together but at one point they will either cut the bad habit and transfer to yoga or… they’ll eventually make a band about pizza. Money, publicity and too many temptations usually lead to drug addictions. Heroin and cocaine abuse are still pretty common in Hollywood and many stars have successfully overcome them. Not only these celebs are stronger now, they are also an inspiration to many people who still struggle with drug addictions.
Well this is a surprise. It’s hard to imagine Oprah doing anything wrong, but she actually admitted once that she used crack cocaine in the 80′s. She admitted doing this because she thought it would help other people with the same drug addiction to overcome it. We don’t know for sure for how long Oprah has used crack or when exactly she decided it’s time to stop, but it sure is inspirational. It was the 80′s people!
Eminem is another star who has admitted being addicted to various drugs for some time. According to him, this addiction was ruining his life until Elton John, a friend he met in 2001, finally convinced him to fight this habit. Eminem was addicted to prescription drugs like Vicodin, Ambien and Valium. After Elton John helped him realize how bad the situation was, he overcame the addiction and he is clean since then.
Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Downey Jr. is known as someone who had a massive drug addiction when he was still a young actor. He was so addicted that it influenced his acting career. That is why he was often passed over for roles. After some time, Robert was convinced to go to rehab. Luckily for him and his career, he managed to kick the habit. Unfortunately, his drug addiction ruined his love life as well, so Sarah Jessica Parker broke up with him. You win some, you lose some.
Samuel Jackson had a serious drug addiction. He even got overdosed on heroin several times. On those occasions, he was sent to New York rehab more than once, but as it usually happens, he would always end up escaping. His cocaine role in Jungle Fever was cathartic to him, because it made him realize how serious this addiction, or any other drug addiction, really is. Consequently, Samuel was inspired to quit.
Angelina Jolie has always had that punk rock spirit in her. Remember when she was dating Billy Bob Thornton and they kept bottles with their blood in them? Sid and Nancy much? Anyway, Angie admitted doing almost every drug possible. However, we don’t have the information if she was actually addicted to something, she just liked to experiment. When she got engaged to Brad Pitt she decided to put an end on that part of her life.
In 2010, Kid Cudi got arrested for drug possession. According to him, in that time he was a heavy marijuana user and that had a serious impact on his songs. However, he didn’t stop there. In 2011, he decided it was time for change so he cleaned himself up. He also decided to make a tattoo on his wrist that symbolizes the death of his drug addiction. Since then, Kid Cudi is 100 % sober and his tattoo is still there.
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