Celebrities who Overcame Drug & Alcohol Addiction

Addiction can affect anyone, no matter their upbringing. If you or someone you love is affected by drug or alcohol addiction, know that you are not alone. People from across all demographics can struggle with sobriety, needing extra help and support to lift through the fog of addiction. Several celebrities have struggled with drug or alcohol addiction and found a path to recovery.

Below is a list of celebrities who have been open about their struggles with drug and alcohol addiction. At Olympia House Rehab, we believe that with help, anyone can get better and begin their journey to recovery.

Robert Downey Jr

Robert Downey Jr

Actor Robert Downey Jr. is one of the most notable and inspiring cases for sobriety. He spent most of his early career under the influence leading to high profile arrests and a string of rehab visits.

His addiction started during childhood and included a variety of drugs. At one point, he decided it was time to get sober and joined a drug detox and drug rehab program to help.

Now, Robert Downey Jr. credits sobriety for his continued success as an actor.

“Actor Robert Downey Jr. is one of the most notable and inspiring cases for sobriety.”

Dax Shepherd

Dax Shepherd

Dax Shephard, actor, podcast host, and husband of Kristen Bell, has famously talked about his addiction process. Every morning, he writes in his journal to remind him of the recovery process.

In his Armchair Expert podcast, Dax talks to celebrities about addiction and sobriety with humor and in a way that is easy to relate to.

“Dax Shephard, actor, podcast host, and husband of Kristen Bell, has famously talked about his addiction process.”

Jamie Lee Curtis

Jamie Lee Curtis

Jamie Lee Curtis’ struggles with substance abuse started following a surgery. Painkillers felt like a way for her to gain a sense of control but led to her stealing pain medications and turning to drugs during difficult times.

She found sobriety with the support of others who have had similar experiences and notes recovery as the greatest accomplishment of her life.

Now, Curtis is an advocate for policies to reduce opioid misuse.

“[Jamie Lee Curtis] found sobriety with the support of others who have had similar experiences and notes recovery as the greatest accomplishment of her life.”

Matthew Perry

Matthew Perry

Matthew Perry had a history of alcohol abuse before an accident led to developing a prescription painkiller addiction. On the TV show Friends, Perry played the role of Chandler Bing while experiencing the effects of his Vicodin addiction and attending rehab.

Since then, he has completed treatment and hopes that his recovery journey may help someone else find sobriety.

Prescription painkillers must be monitored closely to help prevent more addictions from occurring.

“Since then, [Matthew Perry] has completed treatment and hopes that his recovery journey may help someone else find sobriety.”

Ben Affleck

Ben Affleck

Actor Ben Affleck has been quoted saying that he owes his success to beating his drug use, gambling, and alcohol addiction. After years of sobriety and a divorce, Affleck went back to rehab.

Ben has realized what he needs to quit his habit and has been open about the issues he faces on the road to recovery.

“Actor Ben Affleck has been quoted saying that he owes his success to beating his drug use, gambling, and alcohol addiction.”

At Olympia House Rehab, we know that everyone has a different story. That’s why we provide individualized treatment and work with co-occurring disorders.

There are many reasons that people might fall into the world of addiction. Our focus is on treating the whole person, not just the symptoms.

If you or a loved one is experiencing the effects of addiction, please contact us today.