When we were children, adults warned us about the dangers of drinking and smoking. We saw frightening pictures of damaged livers, hearts and brains and then, vowed to never indulge. Fast-forward 10 years later, young people are faced with temptation and begin to have urges of wanting to experiment with drugs. When young adults leave home, at times, they can be motivated to do what society or what “the streets” are doing around them. In short, every human being faces the pressure of “fitting-in."
Some people understand how to use drugs with caution and in moderation, but other people can go over-board and will have a slew of life-threatening problems awaiting them. Celebrities seem to have a tremendously difficult time staying sober. They must deal with the pressures of fame and the responsibility of money. People indulge in drugs for various reasons. Some people have the fear of being boring in social settings and want to appear easy-going, while others may be suffering from physical and mental anxieties and desire quick solutions.
Nevertheless, alcohol and other drugs can be used for an occasional good time or can lead someone into a rehabilitation center due to abuse. Drugs can give an appealing illusion. A drug-of-choice that provides a temporary relief from an undesirable situation can seem miraculous at first, however its user often wants its euphoric effects for a lifetime. Facing a problem head-on is the only way to solve it and many find that a harsh truth to bear. Alcohol and other drugs can give someone an interesting story to tell their children, but it’s best to view controlled substances and other potent things in a mature manner.
Here is a list of celebs who have suffered from drug addiction, but are now finally sober!
10 Calvin Harris
Named the highest paid DJ by Forbes.com for the second year in a row, Calvin Harris is truly one unique man. Taylor Swift's boyfiend makes a staggering $66 million a year and faces the temptation of drugs every day. He has been quoted saying, "I started off not drinking when I was DJing… I realized the main job of a promoter is to get the DJ drunk. This was a problem to start with.''
9 Ozzy Osbourne... And His Kids
Ozzy Osbourne is a celebrated rock star. With his band Black Sabbath, he has sold over 70 million records worldwide. Ozzy credits his wife Sharon Osbourne for getting and keeping him sober after years of using alcohol and cocaine while on tour. In April 2013, Ozzy suffered a relapse, for which he has apologized to his family and friends. Since his relapse, Ozzy has defeated his inner demons.
The Grammy-award winning rapper has been very public about his recent struggles with drug abuse. The rapper has told numerous media outlets that he has struggled with sleeping pills and marijuana addiction. Macklemore decided to go sober in 2008. However, he blames fame for his recent relapse telling Complex magazine, “the pressure and the fame – everything…having no privacy…the criticism, and the lack of connection, and the lack of meetings…I just wanted to escape.”
7 Russell Brand
Russell Brand, ex-husband of Katy Perry, suffered from a heroin and alcohol addiction. After the drug overdose and eventual death of Phillip Seymour Hoffman, the “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” actor went on Oprah’s network OWN to discuss his trials and tribulations with drugs. The comedian confessed how drugs were no laughing matter.
6 Amanda Bynes
Amanda Bynes is a very good actress. Many people won’t know or acknowledge this, because Bynes had an embarrassing, high-profile downfall with drugs. In 2013, she was placed in a psychiatric ward and later a rehabilitation center. She infamously called beautiful celebrities like Rihanna “ugly” via twitter and was kicked out of fashion school due to attending classes high.
5 Robin Thicke
Ever since he and Grammy-award winning producer Pharrell were sued for music copyright infringement, Robin Thicke’s career has deteriorated. Before losing himself to drugs, Thicke was a respected and adored soul singer. In 2013, Thicke “crossed-over” to the pop charts with the #1 smash hit “Blurred Lines.” After losing in court to Marvin Gaye’s estate for plagiarizing the song “Got To Give It Up,” Thicke painfully confessed during a deposition that he was “high and drunk all last year.”
4 Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber became famous and wealthy at a very early age. He handled it as best as he could. However, during his teenage years Bieber’s mistakes were often documented and he constantly made poor decisions. He has been reported to be a mischievous, arrogant neighbor; a video of him making racist “jokes” in which he uttered the n-word was leaked by TMZ. The pop singer has had numerous blunders, but now he hopes to re-launch his music career and vows to sobriety.
Eminem is proud to be sober and he should be. During the early 2000s, he struggled with a prescription pill addiction. In 2009, the legendary rapper released his sixth studio album called “Relapse”. The album’s reveals Eminem’s deep frustrations with drug abuse. The follow year, the MC released the album “Recovery.” In the hit song “Not Afraid,” he raps, “It was my decision to get clean, I did it for me/Admittedly I probably did it subliminally for you/So I could come back a brand new me. ”
2 Johnny Manziel
Johnny Manziel is his name, but sports fanatics have nicknamed this sensational quarterback “Johnny Football.” He won the coveted Heisman trophy as a red-shirt freshman at Texas A&M for his magnificent throwing arm, remarkable speed and leadership skills. Numerous celebrities like LeBron James and rapper Drake approached Johnny Manziel for pictures and conversation. The young football star was invited to parties and festivities.
If you know anything about MTV’s “Jackass” crew and its most reckless member, you’d understand why I placed him number one on this tell-all list. Sobriety was a must and a remarkable triumph for this one individual. This dare devil who still has “plenty of crazy [left in him]” is none other than the man named Stephen Glover, aka Steve-O! Due to his wild antics he has given the world reasons to relax, laugh and enjoy life. Many of Steve-O’s chaotic stunts involved him putting himself into dangerous, life-threatening situations such as stapling his testicles to his leg.
It has been reported that on a numerous of occasions, Steve-O was either “high” or drunk while attempting his stunts; however he refutes those claims and credits being an “attention whore” the sole reason for his profession. Steve-O has been quoted saying, “I was doing so many drugs that I literally started hearing voices.” The effects of drug abuse caused for concern and thankfully Steve-O eventually decided to change his life around for the better. Health and well-being are now top priorities. Needless to say, Steve-O is still having lots of fun making people laugh. Whenever he’s not performing outlandish stunts he does stand-up comedy in Las Vegas. Stephen “Steve-O” Glover has been sober since 2008. He also has become a dedicated vegan. He says his new lifestyle is “rewarding” and “worth it”.
[If you or a loved-one is struggling with drug addiction please contact, http://24houraddictionhelp.org/ or call: 1-888-262-6429]
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