Being a celebrity means having the public peer into your private life. Paparazzi and social media give us access to every inch of your favorite celeb’s life including all their ups and downs. Every night out clubbing or trip to rehab is scrutinized by the public.
For these celebrities, overcoming addiction is an ongoing battle between themselves, their drug of choice and the public eye. Read on to find out which celebrities ended up addicted to dangerous drugs and how they came out on top.
Demi Lovato’s Drug Addiction Has Been Highly Publicized
The powerhouse singer is known for being extremely open and honest with her fans about her struggles with addiction. As a teen, she suffered from depression, an eating disorder, and bullying. Lovato chose to begin self-medicating when she was 18 with cocaine and alcohol.
In 2017, she shared that her drug addiction caused her to nearly overdose several times. In July 2018, Lovato was found unconscious after overdosing on oxycodone laced with fentanyl. Thankfully, she survived and is once again battling her addiction.