Unfortunately many celebs let their drug and alcohol addictions take over, but these 5 celebs have managed to battle their addictions, get clean, and are now even more successful because of their sobriety.
Angelina Jolie: Before Angelina was a glamorous humanitarian super mom, she was making out with her brother, carrying Billy Bob’s blood around in vials and completely addicted to a variety of drugs. She once said, “I’ve done coke, heroin, ecstasy, LSD, everything. I gave them up long ago.”
Robert Downey Jr.: Robert Downey Jr. was a complete mess before he became the acclaimed actor he is today. After being arrested for drug possession and stints in rehab and bizarrely trespassing into a neighbor’s home while high, he finally kicked his addictions in 2001. Now, Downey Jr. is your mom’s celebrity crush.
Drew Barrymore: Unfortunately child stars can’t seem to transition into adulthood without some kind of drug addiction. Drew Barrymore started out as the precocious little girl in ET but ended up in rehab by the time she was 13 years old. She started drinking when she was 9! Now she’s an actress, director and CoverGirl model.
Russell Brand: Most people know Russell Brand as that gangly comedian that married Katy Perry, but this funny guy has a history with heroin and sex addiction. After being caught doing heroin in the bathroom at a Christmas party, he decided to clean up his act. He’s been sober since 2002 and is no longer making headlines for getting arrested.
Steven Tyler: Steven Tyler is currently known for his hair feathers and surprisingly upbeat comments on American Idol, but that’s not who he was 30 years ago. Tyler has claimed he spent more that $20 million on cocaine and heroin over the years. After rehab in 1986 and again in 2009 for an addiction to painkiller, he’s been clean ever since.