Many Americans have addiction problems – to drugs and alcohol.
Celebrities, such as actors, athletes, comics, and singers with large disposable incomes, are certainly no exceptions. Politicians can also exhibit such addictions.
This list contains some of the more famous figures, still alive, who have suffered from drug and alcohol problems, often manifested in arrests, such as for DWI.
Explanations and excuses include “youthful indiscretions,” “peer pressure,” pain relief, escapism, relief of boredom, or pleasure.
Many transgressors are in fields or professions where alcohol and drug use are common. Many have learnt from these mistakes, and have successfully completed rehab programs. Several have remained great successes, while others have destroyed their careers and lives.
Here’s a short list of those who have been through rehab, redemption or relapse:
Jamie Lee Curtis
Robert Downing, Jr.
Samuel L. Jackson
Haley Joel Osmont
Eddie Van Halen
Have They Learnt?