Actors, singers and athletes who suffer from drug addictions are splashed across the tabloids daily. Celebrities tend to glamorize addictions without realizing how many people they are influencing. Celebrity drug addiction is treated like any other addiction, the only difference is the celebrity’s addictions are publicized and the celebrity themselves, scrutinized.
However, some celebrities are making a name for themselves by constantly falling off the wagon and into destructive behavior. Celebrities that children and young adults look up to such as Lindsay Lohan or Whitney Houston are two prime examples of drug addicts that are talented but cannot overcome their demons. Charlie Sheen is another notorious drug addict who is famous and has recently exhibited some signs of brain trauma due to the years of drug abuse. While celebrities may not intentionally glamorize drugs and their subsequent addictions and rehabilitations, countless young adults follow in their footsteps each and every year.