Celebrities’ every move and action is always scrutinized by the world and the stress of that in addition to their already difficult jobs are hard for the celebrities. As a result, celebrities may rely on drugs in order to escape reality, calm themselves, and/or relieve their stresses— this can often lead to addiction. After all, they are humans too. Unfortunately, not many people realize that celebrities are not super-creatures and they are often expected to be perfect at all times.
In particular, the comedian, Russell Brand, opened up about his addiction and described it as making you “feel lovely and warm and cozy. It gives you a great big smacky cuddle, and from then on the idea of need is no longer an abstract thing but a longing in your belly and a kicking in your legs and a shivering in your arms and sweat on your forehead and a dull pallor on your face.” He later adds that he has tried nearly every drug, however, heroin became his favorite; he went to extreme measures in order to obtain the drug. Unfortunately, many other celebrities such as Demi Lovato, Nicole Richie, Russell Brand, Matty Healy, Kurt Cobain, and Angelina Jolie have all struggled with addictions and have opened up about their battles. With their stories, they were able to inspire many and have raised awareness of how serious addiction is.
5 Famous Celebrities Who Dealt with Drug Addiction
“Demi Lovato, who was rushed to the hospital Tuesday after being found unconscious from a suspected overdose, has been open about her struggle with drug addiction and sobriety. In October, she released the documentary Simply Complicated, in which she talked about her battle to remain sober. And last month she released a song, titled Sober, in which she explained she’d relapsed.
Rumors have swirled that the singer overdosed on heroin, although people from her camp deny the accusation. Below are some celebrities who have admitted to using it.
In 2007, the Hollywood socialite revealed she had kicked a heroin addiction four years earlier. The fast-paced parts of her lifestyle were full of instant gratification, leading her to seek larger highs, she said. “I think I was just bored, and I had seen everything—especially when you’re young, you just want more,” she told 20/20 in August 2007. “I, again, made the decision for myself: This is something I have to do. I have to get off drugs. This isn’t the life…this was heroin.”
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