It is a long-standing albeit unofficial tradition for Hollywood stars to use drugs or alcohol – almost a rite of passage. But make no mistake about it, addiction is a ruthless and destructive force in anyone’s life regardless of how rich or famous they may be.
One of the original celebrities to take hard partying, sex, drugs, and rock n roll to their absolute limits, Ozzy Osbourne has had a history with addiction that few can match. Admittedly spending close to 40 years of his life intoxicated in one form or another, the rock icon has struggled with alcohol and cocaine mostly. It is widely believed that Osbourne had been clean and sober for most of the last decade, but it was recently reported that Ozzy suffered a relapse this year. Photo credit: s_buckley / Shutterstock.com
It does not matter if they’re a plumber, a librarian, or an Academy Award winner, the danger is the same: if you don’t get help, you will lose everything. Here, then, are 10 celebrities who have dealt with addiction.