Life in Hollywood isn't as glamorous as people might think. This gallery is all about some of our favorite stars, who have either had a drug or alcohol problem in the past.
Many people aren't aware that Elton John had a terrible drug problem back in the 80's. He spent a large portion of his life addicted to a variety of substances. With plenty of hard work and dedication, he was able to beat his addiction and turn over a new leaf.
Fergie, from the Black Eyed Peas, is currently living the good life with a lovely husband and an adorable child. But things weren't always that way... Fergie was addicted to crystal meth for about a year and suffered extreme paranoia. She had no other option than to go to rehab and get clean and that is exactly what she did.
Actress Lindsay Lohan had a ton of success in her younger days. Sadly, things weren't always so easy for Hollywood's sweetheart. She continuously made headlines due to drug abuse and drunk driving. Let's hope her track record stays clean for the time being...
Even Baywatch star David Hasselhoff has a dark past. He received tons of hate mail from fans due to a previous alcohol problem. He made headlines when he was filmed trying to eat a cheeseburger while flat out on the floor completely intoxicated. Hopefully he has learned from his mistakes!
The beautiful Nicole Richie has had her own problems in the past. In 2003 she was arrested due to possession of heroin and again three years later due to driving under the influence of marijuana. She is now happily married to singer Joel Madden with whom she has two kids. Looks like everything turned out for the best after all!
Actor Robert Downey Jr. can be considered one of the greatest actors of his generation. Sadly, it is said that he had his first experience with drugs at the age of 6. At the age of 22, things really spiraled out of control with Downey being addicted to numerous substances such as Valium, cocaine, and heroin. He's been clean for a while now and thank goodness for that!
You probably can hardly believe it , but Oprah Winfrey was also a drug addict in the past! At the age of 15, Winfrey suffered from a narcotics addiction as well as an eating disorder. As you can see, she has since then gotten completely over it and is now one of the most influential media figures on the planet!
Pop superstar Britney Spears wowed millions of fans back in the day with one hit single after another. Sadly due to all the fame and fortune, she fell victim to drug and alcohol abuse with her biggest scandal being shaving her head due to drug consumption. This was the final straw for her parents, which led to them taking on guardianship of their daughter again.
Hollywood star Samuel L. Jackson was addicted to crack and cocaine for years. He beat his drug addiction in the late 80's and has been clean ever since...
Angelina Jolie is probably one of the most beautiful women in Hollywood, but it's no secret that she has a dark past. She took cocaine and heroin for years. There was even a video that was published where she is seen walking aimlessly through town with dark circles under her eyes.
Disney-Star Demi Lovato has proven herself time and time again that she is in fact a talent when it comes to singing. Sadly she too had to go through a difficult alcohol problem. After her visit in rehab, she has returned more powerful than ever encouraging other people with the same problems to seek out help. In 2018 the starlet had another relapse but is fighting her way back to happiness and turned a tragedy into encouragement for her (struggling) fans worldwide.
Charlie Sheen is no saint when it comes to substance abuse. The Two and a Half Men star has made headlines countless amounts of times due to alcohol and drug abuse. Back in 1998, Sheen had to go make an emergency visit to the hospital after injecting himself with a large dose of cocaine. He almost died from the overdose.
America's sweetheart Drew Barrymore was always known for her positive attitude, but sadly, Barrymore's childhood was rather lonely. She had her first sip of alcohol at the age of 9, had her fist encounter with marijuana when she was 10 and took cocaine at the age of 12. She has been clean for years and is a very proud mother of two.
Just like his ex-wife Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt too has had a history of drug abuse. The handsome Hollywood superstar had a substance issue as well as a drinking problem. He suffered from depression for a long period of time which he was thankfully able to beat.
Fan favorite Matthew Perry became famous with his role on the hit series Friends whilst playing the role of "Chandler". Matthew had always had a problem with substance abuse. After his jet ski accident he got hooked on the addictive pain medication Vicodin. Thankfully, Perry was able to get over his addiction and still works as a successful actor and producer.