An all familiar sickness washes over and you cannot be sure you are drowning or if it is cleansing. The same can be just as overwhelming. It's getting worse, it's shameful to be so weak, it's painful and soul destroying that it almost answers your constant fear, you are drowning.
Celebrities are people too—and their struggles often take place far from the cameras. Welcome to WatchMojo.com, and today we’re counting down our picks for the top ten celebs you had no idea battled addiction.
The first part discussed how addiction forms and the impact it can have, as well as the development of Demi’s mental health issues (found on my page). Throughout her SIX YEARS of sobriety she removed the yes-people from her life, surrounded herself with no-people who had her best interests at heart, and developed more healthy coping techniques to deal with situations in which the desire to escape occurred.
Not even a year after the death of Hip Hop artist Gustav Elijah Åhr, better known to the rap world as Lil’ Peep, rapper and producer Malcolm James “Mac Miller” McCormick has died of a drug overdose just like Åhr. What has to be remembered in cases like this is that if a person wants to get high, they’re going to get high. You can step in like a speed bump and try to slow them down, but if they’re willing to risk it, they’ll speed up and just hop over you.
On July 24th is was announced that Demi Lovato had been rushed to the hospital after being found unconscious in her home due to a suspected overdose. Lovatics and celebrities expressed their support and best wishes for Demi, who has been vocal about her struggle with drug and alcohol addiction. Unfortunately, the devastating news was also met with a large amount of negativity, stereotyping of drug abuse, and even memes making a joke of the overdose.
“I’m sorry I’m not sober...” Demi Lovato sings on her new single. Cynics theorized that the songstress was using addiction to sell more copies of her new CD, while others worried that she was crying out for much-needed help to no avail. In either case, the sobriety drama that surrounds Demi Lovato came to a head before noon on July 24, when emergency personnel were called because she had collapsed due to a suspected overdose on heroin or another opioid such as Meth. The next few hours were chaotic, haunting, and full of the kind of drama that is usually reserved for the silver screen.