Whether they got hooked on prescription drugs, heroin, cocaine, crack, or crystal meth, some celebrities managed to get help and move on from the destructive force of hard drugs. Leaving the addiction behind, they managed to break new ground in their careers and have become an inspiration for many others struggling with substance abuse.
Check out what 10 of the biggest celebrities who used to be drug addicts have to say about their problem and how they overcame it.
Before his big comeback as “Iron Man”, Robert Downey Jr. was almost unemployable thanks to his frequent problems with the law. The actor opened up to Rolling Stone in 2010 about his cocaine and heroin use:
“All those years of snorting coke, and then I accidentally get involved in heroin after smoking crack for the first time. It finally tied my shoelaces together... Smoking dope and smoking coke, you are rendered defenseless. The only way out of that hopeless state is intervention.”