CELEBS WHO HAVE OVERCOME SUBSTANCE ABUSE
Added on: 8th Mar 2015
One of the most famous figures in rock, Slash also used to be
one of the most prolific drug users in the music business.
However, due to his 2001 congestive heart failure diagnosis and
encouragement from his wife, this former Guns n’ Roses
guitarist was able to give up the habit.
While filming the hit show “Friends”, Jennifer struggled with chain
smoking. However, in 2007 she decided to give up her vice by taking
an intense detox and now uses exercise to stay free from nicotine.
He was so addicted to heroin that in one of his performances, Clapton
passed out and had to be revived. Eventually Pete Townshend,
“The Who” guitarist, convinced Clapton to give up his addiction
and establish the Crossroads centre for drug and alcohol treatment.
CATHERINE ZETA JONES
Although she smoked as a teenager she decided to break the habit in
adulthood. The decision came after the paparazzi snapped photos of
her smoking while pregnant. This coupled with the fear of passing the
habit onto her children, convinced her to quit.
From the age of 15, the famous host of The Daily Show struggled with
a smoking addiction. He was encouraged to finally kick the habit by
the CGL Foundation and since 2000, Stewart has been smoke free.
Known as one of the co-founders of the platinum selling metal band
Korn, Brian Welch once found himself embroiled in a world of
money and drugs. At the height of his career, he got addicted
to several substances and vices, including alcohol, sleeping pills
and Xanax. When he became a Christian in 2005, he decided to
cleanse himself of these addictions.
Known for being an inspiration to many people around the world,
Oprah Winfrey once admitted that she used crack cocaine in the 80’s.
Nobody knows how long the addiction lasted, but one thing is for sure:
Oprah Winfrey has long moved past it.
A long time smoker, he decided to quit when he saw a picture of
himself smoking and realized how awful he looked. In fact, he
allegedly even convinced his good friend Ben Affleck to quit as well.
Eminem was able to get rid of his drug addiction through the help
of Elton John, a friend he met in 2001 who eventually convinced him
to kick the habit.