10 Celebrities Who Struggled with Addiction

Charlie Sheen

Famous in the 1980s, Charlie Sheen's career was marred by a public meltdown in 2011, leading to rehab and the loss of his role in "Two and a Half Men.

Judy Garland

Judy Garland, the iconic "Wizard of Oz" star, struggled with addiction to pills and alcohol due to intense fame and work pressure.

Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston, one of the most celebrated singers, battled severe addiction and frequently entered rehab. 

Steve Howe

MLB pitcher Steve Howe s career with teams like the LA Dodgers and NY Yankees was repeatedly interrupted by rehab and suspensions.

Drew Barrymore

Drew Barrymore s addiction began at 12 and led to rehab at 13. She overcame her struggles, achieving sobriety and success as an actress.

Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay Lohan s early fame from "The Parent Trap" led to struggles with drugs and alcohol, resulting in multiple DUIs. After seeking help through 12-step programs.

River Phoenix

River Phoenix, a promising young actor, died from a heroin overdose in 1993. Despite not being known for addiction, his tragic end highlighted the dangers of recreational drug use.

Heath Ledger

Heath Ledger died in 2008 from a toxic mix of prescription drugs after his role in "The Dark Knight.

Macauley Culkin

Rising to fame at 10, "Home Alone" star Macauley Culkin struggled with addiction and legal issues.

Jamie Lee Curtis

Jamie Lee Curtis battled a hidden addiction to prescription opiates for a decade. Recognizing her family history with substance abuse, she sought help in 1999.