Did you know that nearly 2.5 million people in the United States struggle with drrug addiction (and that doesn’t even include alcohol)? It’s also estimated that around 10 percent of those struggling with addiction actually receive treatment, which leaves 90 percent of addicts to self-medicate and self-treat in far less successful ways.
Although terrifying, addiction is very common in society as people become addicted to drrugs and alcohol for a variety of reasons claiming everything from tragic childhoods and unhealthy relationships to high-pressure careers and bad habits as the cause. Whatever the reason, addiction doesn’t discriminate when it comes to victims as even some of the world’s biggest and most successful celebrities have been affected.
From child stars and musicians to A-list actors and former heartthrobs, we uncovered celebrities whose addictions created a downward spiral from the highest point of their careers down a dark path filled with drrugs and alcohol. Are you curious as to who they are, what happened and where they are now? Take a look at these 20 shocking photos of celebs before and after drrugs as we start our list with a child piano prodigy and end with the youngest voice of soul.