Drug addiction is an illness that strikes mercilessly and painfully and recovering from such an ordeal is not easy, at all. For the person who successfully undergoes detox, withdrawal, and the final stages of rehabilitation and integration, finding liberation from these deadly substances is fulfilling and incredible. Sometimes, however, we need sources of inspiration as we fight our battles and the same goes for people seeking to break away from drugs. Here are three famous people who suffered from one or more forms of addiction and successfully recovered.
Here is a case of how one person may influence another. Renowned actor Martin Sheen suffered from alcoholism during his career and found escape through Alcoholics Anonymous. In a 2008 interview with AARP: The Magazine, Sheen proudly professed that his religious views helped him recover. In fact, Sheen revealed one of the main reasons he joined AA was to inspire his son Charlie Sheen, also an addict.
Jamie Lee Curtis
The breakout star of Halloween and bombshell of A Fish Called Wanda has certainly made her mark on the Hollywood circuit. However, there was a time when Jamie Lee Curtis suffered from an addiction to painkillers at age 35, when she underwent surgery. The actress also suffered from alcohol abuse due to stress and feelings of isolation. In 2010, Curtis celebrated 10 years of being sober. On a Today Show interview that same year, she stated that recovering from addiction was, hands down, her greatest achievement.
Robert Downey Jr.
Iron Man and Avengers star Robert Downey Jr. has definitely had a rough road, but he eventually reached the peak of success. Following a stint of arrests and a bout of jail time, the actor announced he had quit “cold turkey” in 2001. When asked about his addiction recovery, Downey Jr. thanked his wife Susan Levin for being his one-woman support group and credited martial arts and meditation as excellent forms of medicine. In a 2010 interview for Playboy, he announced that he will not forget about his past but will instead use it as a means of inspiration to other people.
Always remember that drugs do not have control over your life. You do. Are you suffering from a substance abuse disorder or addiction? Do you have a friend or family member suffering from one or more of these debilitating illnesses? If you do, get in touch with Asana Recovery today. Out counselors and healthcare experts are ready to walk you through every step of the detox and withdrawal process and rehabilitation and guide you towards living a happier, healthier, and freer lifestyle. While the road to recovery might not be an easy road to travel, we promise to help you every step of the way. Take the first step to stay fit, healthy, and safe.
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