Young and Addicted: Celebrities with Drug Problems

Fame can surely spoil even young souls. Many young Hollywood stars and athletes fail to resist the urge to try getting drunk and stoned. From drug and alcohol addictions to vehicular accidents and wrecked relationships, the public has a lasting interest on the scandals behind young icons’ juvenile destructiveness. Here are several popular celebrities who, before turning 30 years old, have already learned the hard lesson in life: that substance abuse will surely destroy not just their careers but also their lives.

Amanda Bynes

After getting involved in two alleged hit-and-run accidents in 2012, the young actress declared her early retirement from show business. The latest buzz about Bynes is that her party has already settled the case filed by her two victims, who have expressed their satisfaction in the financial deal. Some Los Angeles prosecutors want her punished for … Read the rest

Celebrity Rehab: Growing up in Public

 

There are probably more stories now on the web about Charlie Sheen than there are about Charlemagne, even though most people would recognize that one has a much greater importance, historically speaking.  It’s not that the media blinds people to what’s really important, but that famous people behaving badly is terribly interesting.  Celebrity is something that carries with it a body of myths that are as attractive and evasive as winning the lottery.  For some, misbehaviors are reminders that we are all human and make mistakes.  But for others, it can be a subject of scorn, stemming from insecurities that are disguised as moral superiority.

 

That is one of the very difficult things about stories of celebrity rehab.  They’re interesting to everyone, but they hold something special for those who are wondering if there is a path for … Read the rest