Drugs, Addiction And Hollywood

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.

Cory Monteith

Cory Monteith
Credit: Mavrix Online

“Substance” abuse problem


Jane Lynch

Jane Lynch

Addicted to alcohol

Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens

Addicted to opiates

Kurt Cobain

Kurt Cobain
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Addicted to heroin

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe

Addicted to barbituates

Robert Downey Jr.

Robert Downey Jr
Getty Images

Addicted to crack and heroin

Natalie Cole

Natalie Cole
Matthew Rolston

Addicted to cocaine and heroin

Stephen King

Stephen King

Addicted to cocaine, Xanax, Valium, NyQuil, beer, tobacco, and marijuana

Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill

Addicted to alcohol and amphetamines

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