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Ozzy Osbourne, the popular solo artist and one-time front man of the 1970s heavy metal band Black Sabbath, confessed on April 15th, 2013, after a long stretch of sobriety, that he had been abusing alcohol and prescription drugs for the past year and a half.
Thirty-year-old actor, Cory Monteith, who plays Finn Hudson on Fox's hit series "Glee" recently checked himself into a facility for the treatment of drug and alcohol addiction.
Trent Reznor is a famous singer and song writer for Nine Inch Nails. He started his music career in the 1980s and faced a wide range of challenges from the beginning of his career. Among the most challenging problems he faced was an addiction to cocaine and alcohol.
By sharing his story of addiction and recovery in interviews, the singer wants to send a message of hope to other people struggling with substance abuse.
On March 6, 2013, spunky country music singer, Mindy McCready, was remembered by friends, family and colleges at a memorial that captured the attention of the entire nation. Her career was overshadowed by a troubling drug and alcohol addiction that is being blamed for her untimely death at age 37.
No one starts taking painkillers with the intention of becoming addicted, but an increased tolerance level and need to feel better often lead to abuse and eventual addiction.
Russell Brand gave an honest depiction of his own struggles with addiction – even after years of sobriety – is an important reminder of the myriad challenges facing individuals who battle substance abuse
Among the celebrities who have faced addiction and come out of it as a survivor is soul singer Chaka Khan. The famous soul singer faced many ups and downs along her career, but ultimately decided that drugs were not helping her career.
A little more than two years ago, in early January 2011, actor David Arquette entered rehab for alcohol abuse. Despite his fame and family connections to the Hollywood lifestyle, his primary reasons for turning to alcohol were not different than yours or those of a loved one.