Partying is everywhere in the entertainment business, whether it's in Hollywood or in the music industry. So finding out that some celebrities are addicts should come as no big surprise. Most of us that follow celebrities know about the addiction some stars like Lindsay Lohan and Charlie Sheen face on a daily basis thanks to non-stop coverage of such issues in national media.
With fame comes money, and unlimited access to anything. A fun night at the club wouldn't be complete without the $1,000 bottle of the world's finest champagne, coupled with thousands of dollars worth of drugs, most notable cocaine. As such, some stars can't handle the fame and the money, and as a result, fall into bad habits.
Of course, certain celebrities attract more attention than others because they don't hide their addictions a la Charlie Sheen. Others are more discreet, like Demi Lovato, who revealed in a recent interview about her addiction to cocaine.
For an addict, staying clean is tricky. The lure of drugs and alcohol for some is just too much to overcome. Others keep valiantly trying to defeat their inner demons. Some of the people on this list have been in recovery for years, while others are still struggling.
Here are 10 Celebrities With Past And Present Secret Addictions You Forgot About.
10 Ben Affleck
Affleck is one of the most famous and successful actors of his, or any other generation. He has won two Academy Awards and three Golden Globe Awards. He has appeared in, or directed, many famous movies such as Good Will Hunting, Gone Girl and Batman.
9 Demi Lovato
Lovato is a former child star who was a feature on Barney and Friends. She has since become a huge pop star, who has recorded a lot of hit singles and received many accolades for her music.
When she was 19, Lovato developed a huge problem with cocaine. She says of this time: "I couldn't go 30 minutes to an hour without cocaine and I would bring it on airplanes. I would smuggle it, basically, and just wait until everyone in first class would go to sleep and I would do it right there. I'd sneak to the bathroom and I'd do it. ... And that was even with somebody (with me). I had a sober companion, somebody who was watching me 24/7 and living with me. I was able to hide it from them as well."
8 Shia LaBeouf
LaBeouf, who was a child star and also the star of the first three Transformers movies, apparently has struggled with alcohol for a while. He has been the center of a few odd incidents in the past.
7 Zac Efron
Unless you have been living under a rock, you know who Zac Efron is. He burst onto the scene as a teen, becoming a verifiable teen idol with his starring roles in High School Musical and Hairspray.
6 Michael Phelps
Phelps is one of the most successful athletes in the history of the world, and is certainly known as the best swimmer ever. Phelps has a ridiculous 18 Olympic gold medals to his name.
5 Nicole Richie
Nicole Richie, the daughter of the famous musician Lionel Richie, became famous for being a socialite, as well as Paris Hilton's buddy on the hit show The Simple Life. Aside from that, we don't really understand the full depth of her popularity and fame.
4 Mathew Perry
While Perry has appeared in many other TV shows and starred in many movies, he will always be best known for his role in Friends, which was one of the most popular TV shows of all time. It seemed to be a case of too much, too soon for Perry.
3 Daniel Radcliffe
Say it isn't so! Daniel Radcliffe struggles with addiction? Sadly, yes it is true. Radcliffe rose to fame when he starred in the Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone at age 11.
2 Drew Barrymore
Most of us know Barrymore as a famous actress, model, author and producer. She started as a child star, with her first big role in ET - the Extraterrestial. She's also starred in Scream, The Wedding Singer and 50 First Dates.
1 Deryck Whibley
Whibley is best known for being the lead singer of the popular pop-punk band Sum 41 whose enormously popular album "All Killer no Filler" topped the charts. They have continued to be popular over the years.
In April of this year, Whibley's liver and kidneys collapsed because of severe alcohol abuse and he was rushed to the hospital. It was so bad that he was induced into a coma and sedated for a week to stabilize him. By all accounts, Deryck, who was photographed as scarily thin prior to his hospitalization, is working hard on his recovery and we hope he does well.
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