- Robert Downey Jr.: Downey is a major movie star, but he spent years deep in addiction – including a serious heroin addiction. After many stints in jail and drug rehab intervention programs, Downey entered drug rehab and committed to sober living. He remains sober and is celebrating eight years of sobriety. “The only way out of that hopeless state is intervention,” said Downey.
- Russell Brand: Outrageous British TV personality Russell Brand has been sober for 12 years and is very open about his heroin addiction and journey towards sober living. In his memoir, he said: “The mentality and behavior of drug addicts and alcoholics is wholly irrational until you understand that they are completely powerless over their addiction,” Brand said.
- Corey Feldman: Feldman is a former child star who nearly died from his serious heroin addiction. He says of his addiction: “I was like, ‘Well, I’ve tried everything else, and it doesn’t seem to fill this void, so maybe I should try that now.’ So I did, and boom – instantly addicted…The only one that really ever took me down that fast and that hard was heroin, and it was awful.” Feldman was able to find the proper drug rehab, sober living treatment and has been sober for two decades.
- Tatum O’Neal: O’Neal is known as the youngest actress ever to win an Oscar, but under her bright smile, she hid a painful secret: heroin addiction. O’Neal said she spent most of her adult life dealing with personal pain through harmful addiction, including heroin. “I had started craving heroin psychologically, longing to sink into oblivion. Then without it, I began to experience frighteningly dark depressions, with fierce anger as their flip side,” she said.