I read an article this morning from Thought Catalog. I try to avoid the site when I can because the grade of writing seems to have gone downhill considerably over time. But something about this article caught my eye, the title “This is What Addiction Looks Like” and it was accompanied by a photograph of Cory Monteith.
This article really made me think about how other people see addiction, because the author is right, it is common for us to think of the bums in the street drinking down their last penny, or the homeless drug addicts that will still do anything for a fix. This isn’t what the faces of addiction truly look like though. So today, in an attempt – from the family member of a former drug addict – to make people truly understand what the faces of addiction look like and learn more about addiction, we are going to take a look at some of the more famous faces behind addiction.
“Substance” abuse problem
Addicted to alcohol
Addicted to opiates
Addicted to barbituates
Robert Downey Jr.
Addicted to crack and heroin
Addicted to cocaine and heroin
Addicted to cocaine, Xanax, Valium, NyQuil, beer, tobacco, and marijuana
Addicted to alcohol and amphetamines