The media likes to focus on deaths caused by drugs, but they overlook the celebrities that turned their lives around after getting clean. Just because someone was once an addict doesn’t mean that the rest of their life is destined to be full of failure. People are perfectly capable of stopping their drug use and changing their lives. There are celebrities that turned their lives around by being strong enough to overcome their addiction.
1. Robert Downey Jr
Robert Downey Jr. started taking drugs when he was only 8 years old, because his addict father gave them to him. Downey was arrested numerous times and found with cocaine, heroin, and marijuana. However, he’s one of the celebrities that turned their lives around by going to rehab and having faith in himself. After years of self-destruction, he managed to get clean and back in the acting business. Now he’s one of the most famous, respectable actors in Hollywood.