25 Celebs Who Have Struggled With Drug Addictions

People from all different walks of life struggle with addiction — whether they’re doctors, lawyers, students, stay-at-home moms, professional athletes or performers. And while some struggle in silence for many years, it’s important for them to know that they’re not alone.

The more we talk about addiction, the easier it is for people to find help — and these celebrities have decided to share their stories of addiction throughout the years. From Wendy Williams to Oprah Winfrey and Britney Spears to Elton John, their experiences and openness have become an important part of the conversation, but it just goes to show that addiction does not discriminate and struggling with addiction is nothing to be ashamed of. It’s a human experience that, in order to beat, one must first face head-on.

Browse through our slideshow of celebrities who’ve struggled with drug and alcohol addictions

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Amy Winehouse


We are not able to describe with consistency and precision the genre of music that made Amy Winehouse famous. However, we can say that her voice was impressive.

Amy died at the age of 27, leaving the music world in a state of shock, and raising many questions regarding the real cause. It was established that alcohol poisoning was behind the tragic and early exit from the stage of life. Amy also had a close relationship with drugs.

“Rehab” is the signature song left behind by Amy Winehouse and it serves as a constant reminder of her inability to cope with addictions. Can it be that her last name (Winehouse) was premonitory?