Celebs Struggling With Drug Addiction – Celebrities and drugs have become inseparable. They had a humble beginning but rise to stardom which always come with money and fame have most of them turned to drugs which resulted in the abrupt end of some of them.

Amy Winehouse

Rising to stardom before the age of 25 with unique and becoming the first British female to win the Grammy Awards five times, Amy causes stir at red carpets events with her thinning look. And after being to the rehabs a few times due to her addiction to alcohol and heroin, she finally passed in 2011.


Started her acting career aged 11 and became a household name in 2004; the 29-year-old was arrested twice in 2007 for being in possession of cocaine and driving under the influence of the same. A few visits to the rehabs she seems to be back on the right track.(Also Read: 10 Celebs Who Predicted Their Own Deaths Correctly)


The “And I Will Always Love You” crooner is the most awarded female artist of all time and one of the highest selling musician with over 200 million albums sold worldwide. And after buying into most celebrities usual habits thanks n part to her ex-husband, in 2002 she admitted she had been using drugs including cocaine. She was dead in a bathtub in Beverly Hilton Hotel in 2012 as a result of heart disease and cocaine use.


Houston’s ex-husband, he started smoking marijuana as a teenager and later graduated to cocaine and heroin in the 1990s often smoking weed laced with cocaine with Houston before they divorced in 2007. He claims to have stopped cocaine but still drinks.


Remember the Home Alone child star? In 2004, he was arrested for being in possession of marijuana, Alprazolam and Clonazepam and sentenced to three one –year suspended imprisonment and over $6000 in fines. He seems to won over his heroin addiction but still smokes.


Kelly Made her acting debut in 1992 but later disappeared from the spotlight until 2010 when she was arrested for driving under the influence of drugs. She was found dead in August 2012 at the rehab centre she was at the age of 43.


Launched her music career at the tender age of eight and released albums which shot her into might but her career came to a halt in 2007. Spending less than a day at a rehab centre she went to salon to shave her head, only to return to rehab after sometime and managed to make it through.


She claimed to have ventured into drugs due to the series of abuse including rape she suffered as a child. She appeared to have overcome that now after dumping some of her old friends that have contributed to her wild habits.


His drug problems started n 2009. Became a teen do with over 3 million copies of his second. He was arrested in 2008 for over speeding and marijuana was found in his car. He admitted having been to the Betty Ford Centre due to his addiction to Xanax. After losing his sister to an overdose in 2012 he vowed to live a clean life.


An ex-basketball player with wild hair colors tattoos and body piercing earned himself the name “The Worm”. He entered rehab in May 2008 due to drug and alcohol addiction which showed no sign of abating after a year and has been in and out of rehab since them but he still into it.

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Jean Damascene Nsengiyumva

The Express News


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