Sometimes when we look at our favorite actors, musicians, and other celebrities, we can get wrapped up in all the glitz and glamour that we forget they’re just as human as the rest of us. While it’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking celebrities are flawless and perfect, it’s important to recognize that our favorite celebrities are just like us. In fact, did you know some of your favorite celebrities are in recovery?
Demi has been a champion for the mental health and addiction recovery communities. Since coming forward with her struggles with substance abuse, bipolar disorder, and eating disorders, Demi Lovato has chosen to use her platform to raise awareness, combat stigma, and encourage others to live in their truth. Demi continuously proves to millions of her young fans and followers that it is possible to live a clean and sober life. She exemplifies that recovery early in life can and will open doors and opportunities for your future. Demi’s bold and unapologetically honest approach to life in recovery is refreshing and something we can all draw inspiration from.
Robert Downey Jr.
Long before he was IronMan, Robert Downey Jr. was known for less heroic things, including legal issues stemming from alcohol and drug abuse. Now with nearly 15 years of sobriety under his belt, RDJ is a force to be reckoned with. Downey is not shy about sharing his story, and is also helping his son Indio on his own recovery path. He also supports several charitable organizations including Make a Wish. Fun fact: his decision to overcome addiction was sparked by a bad food experience at Burger King.
Ben Affleck, the newest actor to take on the iconic role of Batman, recently opened up to the world about his struggle with alcohol abuse and decision to enter rehab. Driven to make a change for his children and his future, Affleck’s ongoing journey is inspiration for his fans of all ages. He and Downey both prove that even superheros may have their vices and learn to overcome them.
Jamie Lee Curtis
Known to younger generations for her roles on “Scream Queens”, Jamie Lee Curtis’ most iconic role still remains Laurie Strode in the Halloween movie series. Despite her largely successful film and television career, Curtis always maintains that her greatest accomplishment is her sobriety. Jamie Lee is an active advocate for the recovery community on many levels including being a vocal politically. She also currently sits as the Director of the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University.
Did you know these celebrities were in recovery? Comment below what other celebrities in recovery inspire you!