In the world of entertainment, we often hear stories of celebrities who struggle with addiction. But what we don’t always hear about is their journey to recovery. These stories of strength and perseverance are just as important as the ones about their struggles, and can serve as an inspiration for anyone who may be going through similar struggles. In this edition of the ARIA recovery blog, we’ll be taking a look at some famous celebrities who are in recovery and the inspiring stories behind their journey.
1. Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Downey Jr. is one of the most well-known celebrities who struggled with addiction. He battled addiction for decades and was in and out of rehab numerous times. However, in 2003, after being arrested for drug possession, he finally realized he needed to make a change. He entered a long-term rehab program and has been sober ever since. He has credited his wife, his family, and his faith in helping him to maintain his sobriety.
2. Demi Lovato
Demi Lovato has been open about her struggles with addiction and mental health issues. She has been in and out of rehab multiple times and has had several public relapses. However, she has also been open about her journey to recovery and has become an advocate for mental health and addiction awareness. She recently celebrated 4 years of sobriety and has said that her journey to recovery is ongoing.
3. Bradley Cooper
Bradley Cooper has also been open about his struggles with addiction. He began using drugs and alcohol in his early 20s and struggled with addiction for over a decade. However, in 2004, after realizing that he was heading down a dangerous path, he decided to get sober. He has been sober ever since and has credited his sobriety with helping him to focus on his career and personal life.
4. Kelly Osbourne
Kelly Osbourne has been in and out of rehab multiple times and has struggled with addiction since her teenage years. She has been open about her struggles with addiction and has credited her sobriety with helping her to become a better person. She has said that getting sober was the hardest thing she has ever done, but it was also the best thing she has ever done.
5. Jamie Lee Curtis
Jamie Lee Curtis has been sober for over 20 years. She struggled with addiction to prescription painkillers and alcohol for several years before finally getting sober in 1999. She has been open about her struggles with addiction and has become an advocate for addiction awareness. She has said that getting sober was the best thing she ever did for herself and her family
6. Elton John
Elton John has been sober since 1990. He struggled with addiction to drugs and alcohol for several years before finally getting sober. He has been open about his struggles with addiction and has become an advocate for addiction awareness. He has said that getting sober was the best thing he ever did for himself and his career.
Eminem has been open about his struggles with addiction and has referenced them in his music. He has struggled with addiction to prescription drugs and has been in and out of rehab several times. However, he has been sober since 2008 and has credited his sobriety with helping him to focus on his music and personal life.
8. Rob Lowe
Rob Lowe struggled with addiction to drugs and alcohol in the 1980s. However, he got sober in 1990 and has been sober ever since. He has been open about his struggles with addiction and has credited his sobriety with helping him to focus on his career and personal life.
9. Wendy Williams
Wendy Williams has been open about her struggles with addiction to drugs and alcohol. She has been in and out of rehab several times and has credited her sobriety to working a program of recovery.
Getting Help for Addiction and Beginning Recovery
Whether you are considering getting help for addiction for the very first time, or you have been to treatment and in recovery before, the help you need is always closer than you imagine. The saying goes, it’s always darkest before the dawn and we’ve found that’s often the way it goes with addiction. Unfortunately most of us have to go through some real pain before we relent and ask for help. The good news is you get to decide when that point is. You’re the only one who can choose to stay sick and keep using, or turn that corner and start moving up, towards the light. The important thing to remember is that as alone as you may feel — you aren’t alone at all. There are people who understand and have been through what you’re feeling and some of them are right here, at the other end of the phone. Give ARIA a call at: (844) 973-2611 and let’s talk about what we can do for you or the person you love.