Robert Downey Jr.’s 20-year-old son Indio Downey was arrested Sunday July 29th in West Hollywood, CA for cocaine possession. The 20-year-old was a passenger in the car that was pulled over after officers allegedly saw Downey smoking from a pipe. This is unfortunately not the first time we are hearing about substance abuse issues for 20 year-old Downey. Last year we wrote about young Downey’s struggle with pain pill abuse and subsequently his stay in rehab. His recent arrest suggests that he is still very much struggling with addiction.
Outpatient drug treatment may be what young actress and singer, Selena Gomez, is in need of. The celebrity recently left a rehabilitation program after what some of her close friends referred to as too short of a period of time and was seen drinking and partying just a few months later.
A dual diagnosis is when a client of addiction has been diagnosed with both addiction and at least one accompanying mental health disorder. This knowledge is important as the success of recovery relies on both the mental health disorder(s) and the addiction being specifically treated at the same time. From the media coverage of celebrities grappling with mental health disorders and addiction, we can take a look at a few celebrities who suffer from dual diagnoses.
Substance abuse programs can help young actor, Shia LeBeouf, with his recent struggles with addiction. He has admitted to being addicted to a substance he referred to as “lean” which is another term for the drug commonly called sizzurp.
Florida Congressman Trey Radel resigned from U.S. Congress on January 27th after a public battle with the disease of addiction. In November 2013, Radel pleaded guilty to cocaine possession after purchasing cocaine from an undercover law enforcement officer and was sentenced to one year probation. Radel sought drug rehab treatment for his addiction and remained in his position representing Southwest Florida until his resignation.
Alcoholism treatment has helped countless women overcome the dangerous disease of addiction. Addiction threatens your relationships, your job, your home and your family, but alcoholism
Actor Bradley Cooper, who first burst on the A-list scene in 2005 for his role in Wedding Crashers has opened up about his past history of addiction and substance abuse. Sober for eight years, Cooper discussed his life before addiction in a September issue of The Hollywood Reporter.
Recovery from addiction is not an unknown status for many rock stars. The world of rock and roll has certainly seen its fair share of addiction and substance abuse. In fact, drugs, alcohol and other risky behaviors are not only common among musicians; sometimes the entertainment industry makes it seem that they are celebrated! However, there are many rock stars that have kicked their habits and are now in recovery from addiction. The following rock stars may have been drawn into the world of drugs and alcohol, but now use their talent and support from friends, family and fans as methods of relapse