No one is safe from addiction, no matter how little or how much money or fame you hold. Addiction effects everyone, even celebrities. Drug addiction recovery is needed for anyone who struggles with an alcohol or substance use disorder, but unfortunately only about 10% of addicts will receive alcohol or drug addiction treatment. Celebrity drug addiction may not be very shocking, with many deaths in Hollywood accredited to alcohol and drugs,— however, there are many celebrities who are in recovery who you may not have ever suspected to be.
People in recovery end up overcoming their addiction, finding the strength to seek treatment for your addiction is the first step. Addiction can be treated with individual therapy, behavioral therapies, group therapies, support groups like 12-step programs of recovery, and other therapeutic processes. At Royal Life Centers, we treat addiction by treating the mind, body, and spirit. Our approach to addiction treatment is a holistic one. We use adventure therapy, activity therapy and equine therapy in addition to behavioral therapy, individual therapy, group therapy. We offer support groups, and an introduction to 12-step programs of recovery like Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous, which are programs that many celebrities say have saved their lives.
Despite their circumstances, millions of people have struggled from addiction— but many of them can and do recover. For inspiration, please read about these 10 celebrities you didn ‘t know are in recovery:
- Bradley Cooper
Bradley Cooper celebrates his recovery from alcohol and drugs. He has been sober since 2004 after his struggles with addiction.
- Daniel Radcliffe
Daniel Radcliffe, the star of Harry Potter, came clean about his dark history with alcoholism. Radcliffe admitted to drinking heavily during the filming of the last three Potter movies. Fortunate enough to stop drinking after wrapping the final Harry Potter movie, Radcliffe celebrates his recovery.
- Matthew Perry
This Friend’s sitcom star who played Chandler, has had a long-standing opioid addiction. Following a jet ski accident, Matthew Perry was prescribed to take painkillers, which he quickly developed an addiction to. Perry’s alcohol and opioid addiction took hold of his life for years, until he finally found solace in 2001 when he checked into rehab. Being free from drugs and alcohol, Perry celebrates 17 years sober and counting.
- Jamie Lee Curtis
Jamie Lee Curtis became addicted to opiates after being prescribed the painkillers following a cosmetic procedure. Her addiction to opiates ran rampant for a decade before Curtis found recovery. With a father who struggled with his own addiction, and a half-brother who passed away in 1994 from a heroin overdose, Curtis was no stranger to the tragic effects of addiction. After getting sober in 1999, Jamie Lee Curtis cites getting sober as “the single greatest achievement” of her life!
- Keith Urban
Country music icon, Keith Urban, struggled with alcohol and drug addiction for years. Urban tried to get sober many times, but was unsuccessful and caught in a cycle of recovery and relapse. After marrying Nicole Kidman in 2006, Kidman staged an intervention for Keith, urging him to go to treatment for his addiction. Keith Urban has been sober ever since following the recommendations from his intervention, and continues to celebrate his recovery.
- Kelly Osbourne
Kelly Osbourne has a long history of drug abuse, with an addiction to prescription painkillers and other drugs. Kelly even talks about her darkest times in active addiction, admitting that she would throw herself down the stairs to try and injure herself, all to get pain pills. Kelly’s father, Ozzy Osbourne, is also in recovery for alcohol addiction. Ozzy Osbourne celebrates his sobriety for six years and counting, while Kelly Osbourne just celebrated a year of sobriety in August 2018.
Rapper Macklemore has a history of recovery. In 2008, the star entered rehab for his drug use and alcoholism. Macklemore had three years of sobriety following his completion of drug rehab, however, the star admits that his program of recovery was strained as he stopped going to 12-step meetings. Macklemore said that he relapsed after he stopped going to his 12-step meetings, three years into sobriety. After his relapse in 2011, Macklemore reached out for help and became sober again. Macklemore has been celebrating his sobriety and recovery for eight years and counting.
- Rob Lowe
Rob Lowe, film star of St. Elmo’s Fire and The Outsiders, also well known for his character Chris in Parks and Recreation, struggled with his own alcohol use disorder. Lowe went to an addiction treatment center in 1990, and has been celebrating his recovery ever since.
- Demi Lovato
Demi Lovato has struggled with addiction ever since she first tried cocaine at the age of 17. The singer attended an addiction treatment center to address her drug addiction, bipolar disorder, and eating disorder. Lovato has publicly addressed her struggles with addiction and recovery, and is currently in a treatment facility working on her recovery.
- Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck, the film star from movies like Good Will Hunting and The Town, has had a long-standing struggle with drugs and alcohol. Affleck went to rehab for the first time in 2001, and speaks openly about his struggle with addiction. Ben Affleck also uses his social media platforms to encourage those with an addiction to seek treatment.
Treatment for drug addiction is possible, Royal Life Centers offers comprehensive addiction treatment. Our treatment programs are designed to follow our guests through the stages of recovery, giving them the foundation and tools needed to build a happy, healthy, and successful life in sobriety. We teach guests about alcohol and substance use disorder, provide intensive therapies to uncover its root cause, and ways to prevent relapse, among other topics important to recovery.
Drug use and health concerns go hand-in-hand, which is why we recommend all of our guests to begin their recovery process at one of our renowned medical detox centers. Our treatment options all support long term sobriety from alcohol, illicit drug, and prescription drug abuse. We offer a variety of treatment program options to address substance abuse, including: medical detox, a residential inpatient program, a partial hospitalization program (PHP), an intensive outpatient program (IOP), an outpatient program (OP), sober living and graduate housing. Our programs follow guests along the process of recovery, to give them continued support and the tools to live a happy, fulfilling, drug free life.
If you or someone you know may be struggling with an alcohol use disorder or substance use disorder, please reach out to our knowledgeable addictions specialists toll free at (877)-RECOVERY or (877)-732-6837. Our team is available to speak with you 24/7. Because We Care.