Whether these celebrities were able to put the drug addiction treatment to the best use and stay sober or whether they relapsed, their very public struggle with drug abuse has given hope, courage, and guidance to many people to face their problems and fight addiction to save their lives.
Check out the below stories and know that recovery from addiction is possible!
Robert Downey Jr.: Many addictions, several arrests and badly ruined careers in spite of being a remarkably talented actor is a wholesome lesson about how drug addiction can take over a person’s life and ruin it.
Downey checked into rehab and finally got clean. “Job one is getting out of that cave,” he told about what he learned from his rehab.
he says- “A lot of people do come out but don’t improve. So the thing is to go out and recognize the importance of that aggressive denial of your fate, come through the crucible forged into a more powerful metal. Or whatever. But I don’t even know if that was my experience“
Sanjay Dutt: The B-town Munna Bhai was once badly addicted to drugs such as cocaine and heroin that it became difficult for him to let it go. Soon, he was taken to rehab in Texas and was kept for a couple of years to get over this addiction. His recent biopic – ‘Sanju’ says of all the struggles he dealt with during the drug addiction phase. In an interview with India today-
he says- “Be high on life than on any drug, do good, work and get appreciation, there is no better high than that in life”
Yo-Yo Honey Singh: A few days ago, if we could see Honey Singh appears to be lost around, didn’t you notice that? After giving us so many hit songs he just disappeared, because he was in the rehab centre. He got addicted to substances resulting in his health issues. But this Punjabi king recovered at a good pace and is fit now. He also battled Bipolar.
Bradley Cooper: Cooper restrained from substances at the age of 29. He seems to enjoy and relish his lasting sobriety and cheers to it. He said in an interview-“Being restrained helps a big deal … I cherish looking at my life, my apartment, my dogs (when I was still using), and I thought, ‘What’s happening?’ “I don’t booze or do drugs anymore”
Eminem: From the bullied drop out to hip hop knock out, he battled an addiction to drugs and alcohol, went to rehab and got clean several years ago. Eminem says, “You gotta recall I hadn’t taped a song sober in 7 years. So it took me momentarily to even feel like I could film a song sober … I don’t know the end time I shot a video sober, without taking anything. It’s lasted years.”
These stories are not just stories. There is a lot we can learn from the personalities who have either deliberately or accidentally shared their struggles with the rest of the people. It can help individuals recognize that they have got a problem; it can help someone who is in denial and help them identify and admit to the problem which is the first step in the journey to correction.
Also, their success stories should encourage people over the shame that they may feel in admitting to their problems. If a much-admired celebrity can admit to the fault of the magnitude of this addiction, then surely it can give many others the courage to do the same and emerge victoriously from drug addiction issues.