Robert Downey Jr. was known for his notorious drug abuse but now, he’s totally clean. While Robert was able to kick his drug addiction, Lindsay Lohan is still fighting the drug urge. Here are 6 famous celebs with rehab stories.
6 Celebs That Enrolled Under Rehab Programmes
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The very talented actor/director Ben Affleck surprised everyone when he joined a rehab program for getting over alcohol addiction. The rehab was successful and Affleck’s been clean ever since he came back from the Malibu rehab resort, Promises.
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Two and a Half Men fame Charlie Sheen was a spoilt boy. He was arrested a number of times for drug possession and credit card forgery. After he was hospitalized after taking a heavy cocaine overdose, Martin Sheen, Charlie’s father, decided to hand him over to the cops. As a result, Sheen successfully went under rehab and got back on the track. In fact, he’s one of the highest-paid TV stars today.
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During her time at the rehabilitation program, which she joined in 2004, Courtney Love wrote several songs based on her addiction and experiences with drugs. Many of these songs became super hits. The best thing is that she successfully recovered. After her rehab was complete, she authored a book based on her drug abuse and rehab experience.
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At 26, Lindsay Lohan looks like a woman in her late 40s. This is because of her addiction to cocaine. The poster girl has been in and out of rehab and court proceedings in the last several years. For now, the cokehead is serving a rehabilitation sentence in Malibu. Everything is going good for her till now.
Robert Downey Jr.
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Been in and out of jail and rehab facilities for 5 years, MCU’s Iron Man was sent back to treatment in 2001. During his time with drugs, Downey was arrested for a number of accusations other than drug possession, including carrying illegal firearms and trespassing. The 3-year rehab program was successful and Robert is now clean and back in action.
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Long time drug addict Aerosmith front man Steven Tyler enrolled to a successful rehab program in 1986. His band mates followed him and went under the same rehabilitation program. Everything was going smooth for Steven until late 2000s when he builds up an addiction to painkillers. For killing the addiction, he went back to rehab in 2008.
Hardcore drug abusers like Robert and Charlie showed that it’s possible to recover from drug addiction. All it requires is determination.