Some celebrities have shown the tendency to keep their private life as much private as possible, this is why we now have surprises in the information of the celebs that were admitted to rehab due to addiction problems. Some have decided to release this information due to the fact that they would like to help the ones that are struggling and show that they are only humans. No matter the reason, here are the famous people you did not know that ever were admitted to rehab.
1. Ben Affleck
Who would have thought that this one will get the spot on our list? This actor has struggled with beverage abuse, and it seems like his wife knew about it, and some speculate that this has led to the divorce. This has occurred around twenty years ago, and it is evident that he has grown from this and continued with a successful acting and directing career.
2. Johnny Deep
Even though he seems very calm and quiet nowadays, in the nineties the was well known for his habits of being a party animal. As on all parties, not only beverage was present and this actor was not immune to the attraction of the illegal supstances. He became addicted and struggled, but has admitted himself to the rehab facility and get out of the claws of addiction as a winner, succeeding in the acting career.
3. Robert Downey, Jr
Our bellowed Iron Man seems that was not so strong when it comes to substance abuse. He is in this day and age very successful and well paid, but it was not like this in the past. As an attempt to get his life under control, he did let himself be seduced by the effects of different substances and use them on a regular bases. His poisons of choice were illegal supstances, and beverage. After hitting his lowest low, he did have a wakeup call and got himself into the institution that will help him get clean. This was, evidently, a very good move, since it led to the increase in his self-esteem, landing him better and better roles in movies and uplifting his career to a whole new level.
Briarwood Detox is a place where they can go and seek professional help with their addiction.
4. Kirsten Dunst
While at comic books adaptation stars, Kirsten Dunst, a lovely Marry Jane from the Spiderman, has unfortunately experienced a fair share of addiction and was admitted to the institution for recovery in the late twenties. Though very young, she did seek consolation for her depression in different substances in an attempt to get it under control. After she has hit the rock bottom, she was admitted and recovered successfully.
5. Zac Efron
It seems like Disney teen stars did not have it easy, Zac has his fair share of usage of illegal supstances and he did get into a lot of troubles because of that. Not only that he was addicted, but he has been admitted more than once into the facilities in order to get a hand of this problem. After a few years of having it rough he did beat the addiction; after doing so, his career has skyrocketed once more. Hopefully, he will stay clean this time.
6. Edie Falco
The star of the famous show in which she portrays nurse named Jackie who is working in the hospital, but shows the addiction to the pain meds. It was a true surprise when discovered that, like the character she was playing, the actress was involved in using of unauthorized substances and this started to be a very big problem in her life. She came forward and took advantage of the situation, using rehab to improve herself and her life, leading to personal and professional growth as well as awards and work-related success.
As a nineties kid, I remember the Black Eyed Peas and their huge success on the market in the two thousand. After many hits in the band Black Eyed Peas, the lead singer, Fergie had her fair share of hits in her solo career showing us that she is very talented. But, the success was accompanied by addiction to the crystal meth, and as the popularity grew the desire to get high increased as well. She stated that she has forced herself to go to a professional and get help after it all started to get out of hand. That this was a good move shows the fact that now, she is clean and has a wonderful family.
8. Samuel L. Jackson
It is almost impossible to think that this man had any problems with substance abuse, due to the fact that he seems strong and sturdy. This is one more example of how looks may deceive. On the peak of his glory, Samuel started using and it got worse and worse as days went by. He said that he is not sure if he would make it without the support of his family, especially his wife and daughter since they were the light at the end of the tunnel. This is a good example of how support from loved ones is important it these cases.
9. Elton John
This legend in the musical world has for sure went through thick and thin, fighting AIDS as a true champion and beating the odds for years. He did admit that he used illegal supstances, and what is very interesting, he did mention that even after released from rehab it was not the end. Each day is a fight and it takes a lot of support and strength not to get back to old habits.
10. Kristen Johnston
Not all comedians have a soul that is laughing, and it seems like most of them who seem very happy and are involved in comedy, struggle with personal demons. Many unfortunately develop depression and try to self-medicate with different substances such as beverage and illegal supstances to get better.
As seen, many have struggled to get over their addictive habits and have successfully done this by seeking help from the professionals. There is no shame in wanting to get better and it is important to remember that the first step for solving the problem is actually to admit you have one.