The actor went through a very dark period in his youth. Struggling with depression and the fear of not succeeding in an acting career, he took refuge in alcohol and drugs . It was only at the age of 29 that he put his life back on track.
Eleven years sober , Cooper has long since made it big in Hollywood and is now living a healthy lifestyle . In the film ” A Star Is Born “, which he co-stars with Lady Gaga, he plays the role of a singer addicted to alcohol and drugs. A strong performance that certainly echoed his past life .
Woody Harrelson’s career has had its ups and downs . Over the past thirty years, he has gone through two extremes: drug use and healthy eating. For decades, Harrelson was a big fan of joints, partying, and booze. But since then his lifestyle has changed dramatically, although he still enjoys a glass of wine every now and then.
For thirty years, Harrelson has paid much more attention to his diet. Vegan, he advocates sustainable food and fights for animal rights.
Robert Downey Jr.
The man who was Hollywood’s bad boy for a long time broke through in the 80s and 90s, but suffered badly from his notoriety. Addicted to alcohol and drugs , which he had already experienced in his childhood, the actor was even arrested several times. He lost several roles because of his excesses, such as that of ” Ally McBeal “, and had a stay in a rehab center . The actor has been totally sober since 2003 , and in 2008 his career got a new boost with the role of ‘ Iron Man ‘.
While Downey Junior has once again become a Hollywood star, his health, especially mental health , has improved after he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder which facilitated his addictions. Through therapy , support from his wife and friends (including Mel Gibson), yoga and Wing Chun kung fu , he has now regained some balance .
The American rock star dabbled in just about every drug available in the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s, once claiming to have spent $20 million on his addiction. He tried to get rid of it several times, but never really resisted the call of the drug.
Until 2010 , when the singer finally managed to win this battle . If he says he has no regrets, he says he is very satisfied to have come out of the “hole ” and above all to be still alive.
Dark story than that of the youth of Drew Barrymore. At the age of 9 , the actress begins to drink alcohol and, three years later, discovers cocaine . At 13 , she was sent to a rehab center . Barrymore, who made a name for himself with ” ET, the Extra-Terrestrial “, was above all a victim of his environment . Her father was an alcoholic, and when her parents separated, her mother would take her to nightclubs , where she was introduced to drugs and alcohol.
Fortunately for the actress, things have evolved rather well . She built a very successful film career and became the proud mother of two children , Olive and Frankie. Barrymore learned from her parents’ mistakes and is now a stable woman, which is undoubtedly the greatest achievement of her life.