Often, when we think of celebrity life, we see a fairy tale. It looks so smooth. Why not – when they are driving the latest luxury cars and living in expensive mansions. However, celebrity life off the big screens can be almost impossible. You are expected to be a role model, to be perfect. Yet, how do you be so spotless when you’re just human?
Drugs are one of the things that don’t distinguish between celebrities and the rest; they attack you regardless of your social class.
We know of a few celebrities who have died following medical complications directly related to their addiction. For example, who doesn’t know that Phillip Seymour Hoffman who was a famous actor died from an overdose of heroine? Other celebrities are taking control – or at least trying to. Here are 3 celebs who aren’t letting addiction ruin their careers and most importantly their lives.
We all know LiLo, the famous actress. But most of us dint know about her struggles with drug and alcohol abuse until we watched the Oprah Show, right?
Lindsay recalls how difficult it has been, recounting that she’s been to rehab six times and even gone to jail once. She has been arrested for drunk driving twice and has been involved in car accidents 7 times. Still, she is adamant that she will one day win the battle against these troubles.
Following the death of Hoffman, Demi Lovato, a renowned singer and actress came out to shed light on her own troubles with drugs. Speaking to Extra, the actress said’ “People don’t take it as seriously as it really is.” She even labeled addiction a disease calling on people to find compassion for it. Lovato previously struggled with cocaine addiction.
Charlie was arrested for marijuana possession at the age of 16. Yet, look at him now; do you see marijuana controlling him? No. In fact, he has outlived the drug and is now recognized as one of the most successful actors in the U.S.A.
As you can see, celebrity substance abuse does exist. The only difference is that these people realize what is at stake and get on the way to recovery early. That’s what we all need to do.