Stronger Than Yesterday: 15 Celebs Who Overcame Their Addictions

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January 23, 2013 ‐ By Ashley Page

In Hollywood, plenty of drug scandals have made news headlines and while many of them end in tragedy and sometimes death, there are some celebrities who have overcome their addictions to be stronger and better than they were yesterday. Any addiction is hard to break, and as a celebrity, the added stress of constantly being in the public eye can make things even harder, but these celebs managed to triumph and we salute their success!

Oprah

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Oprah

As if a crazy past riddled with abuse and poverty wasn’t bad enough, Oprah also drug issues to contend with. During her 20s, Oprah admitted to using coke and she apparently was also a regular user during the ’80s. Today Oprah has long let go of her addiction and has become one of the most successful women in the world.

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  • amy03

    Demi Lovato is still battling her addictions. She claims she’s sober now but she’s lying.

  • MNEditor2

    Here’s a transcript from one of her shows where she admitted it: http://ndsn.org/feb95/oprah.html.

  • http://twitter.com/MsRedboneBrite Tee Elyse

    What the hell is liquid coke?? Never heard of that one before! It’s so many crazy drugs out here that it’s hard to believe folks are actually willing to injest that stuff into their bodies! Glad everyone on this list has overcome their addictions!