Robert Downey Jr. Opens up About Past Drug Use

October 13, 2010 By:
Robert Downey Jr. Opens up About Past Drug Use

Robert Downey Jr. has made quite the comeback in Hollywood. After suffering from drug addiction in the past, he’s rebounded with an even better career than what he started with.

In the new issue of Playboy via Us Magazine, RDJ talks about his new life as a clean and sober adult.

"Not having done drugs for literally five or six years is a lifetime," he says in the new November issue of Playboy. "I think of myself as someone who has no desire, use for or conscious memory of that life. And yet I don't shut the door on it, and I don't pretend it didn't happen."

Downey admits he sometime has "very strong" flashbacks of his life as a "messed-up kid ... lost, lost in narcotics."

He compares talking about drug addiction to "a veteran of a war that is difficult to discuss with people who haven't been there."

"Looking back, I think, 'Oh my God, I could have been done. I could have been so fried and so bad off and, oh my God, such a cautionary tale,'" he says. "And I still could be."

But now that RDJ is clean, he says the important part is to not feel sorry for yourself. "You take responsibility, whether you're outraged by the results or not...." he says. “People who think 'I'm a victim; I'm being victimized!’ are out of line."

"My age and my recent set of experiences ... have left me feeling I'm in the zone," he says of his revived career. "This is just the sweet spot of my career and my life so far, and strangely, they've come at the same time."

Hopefully Lindsay Lohan will read this article! As much of a mess as she is right now, there is hope for her! Downey is 20 years older than her and having the best success of his life…stranger things have happened!