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Famous Drug Users
In today’s media rich culture, there is no shortage of consistent reporting on celebrities and their drug use, both alleged and confirmed. In this section of our web site, Famous Drug Users, we will take a look at famous persons who have struggled with substance abuse and addictions. Most of the people featured in this section, you will recognize. Some of them are contemporary celebrities and others from time past, but still hot during their particular generation. What they all had in common was their struggle with substance abuse and addiction. Hopefully, you the reader, if you also suffer from a dependency to alcohol or drugs, will be able to take solace in the fact that some of the world’s best, brightest and most entertaining individuals also experienced the lure of drug and alcohol abuse.
Some of these people were able to gain control of their lives and overcome their addictions. Many would go on to have successful careers and lives. Others unfortunately were not. These individuals continued to spiral downward, suffering irreparable damage to their lives. Still others died.
Reading through this section, hopefully individuals will recognize and take to heart, the varied outcomes. Some celebs did what it took to get better. Unfortunately, others became victims of the disease of addiction.
Please read through the accounts of people that interest you. You will find a lot of interesting tidbits, that while interesting on their own, can be quite impactful on someone who is struggling with this sort of addiction themselves.
Winston Churchill: Churchill, one of Great Britain’s most noble and revered politicians, is rumored to have used amphetamines. It was believed that he used it during World War II.
American soldiers: American soldiers were given amphetamines by US Government during World War II to help stave off fatigue. These stimulants allowed individuals to continue to fight even when they are physically tired. Amphetamines are stimulants which stimulate the central nervous syst...
Sigmund Freud: Sigmund Freud was a neurologist and psychiatrist. His name is closely associated with certain aspects of psychology, such as unconscious mind and repression. Freud was also a noted cocaine addict, having experimented with it prior to giving it to his patients. After using it, he began to encourage others that he knew to use this “wonder” drug.
Stephen King: King, the noted horror movie and book writer has used cocaine.
Eminem: Eminem, the famous rapper and hip hop star, is a noted drug user, ecstasy being one of his favorites. It is reported that he uses it before his performances.
Sting: Sting, a famous and respected musician and philanthropist, reportedly still routinely uses ecstasy.
Anna Nicole Smith: Anna Nicole Smith, the former actress, spokes model and Playmate, reportedly used ecstasy, amongst other drugs.
Nicole Richie: Richie, now the mother or two and rumore...
John Belushi: John Belushi was a funny comedian, actor and successful musician (Blues Brothers). He also was a drug user. His life would end via a ‘speedball,’ a mixture of heroin and cocaine.
Jim Morrison: Jim Morrison was a famous singer and songwriter, most notably of The Doors. He experimented with all types of drugs, heroin being among them.
Courtney Love: Courtney Love, the widow of famous rocker Kurt Cobain, is reported to have used heroin and pai...
Fat Boy Slim (Norman Quentin Cook): Fat Boy Slim, as he is known by his fans, is a pioneer in the electronic dance music scene. He also works as a DJ, record producer and a beat musician. He is also a well known ketamine and ecstasy user.
John Lilly: John Lilly was a researcher, doctor, neuroscientist, and inventor. He was encouraged to use ketamine by a doctor to provide relief for his constant and painful migraine headaches. He began to use it regularly, eventually becomin...
Steve Jobs: Jobs, co-founder and CEO of Apple Inc., once used LSD. He reportedly gave the drug credit for improving his creativity. He has been quoted as saying that acid was, “one of the two or three most important things I have done in my life.”
Bill Gates: In a 1994 Playboy interview, Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft, admitting to using LSD.
Cary Grant: Cary Grant was a dashing and popular stage actor. He would eventually participate in LSD studies, in...
Mushrooms, also known as ‘shrooms’ or ‘magic mushrooms,’ are hallucinogens. They are used by people for a variety of reasons. Amongst the most popular, are for religious, mystical and recreational purposes. A person that consumes these substances may hallucinate, see and hear things differently then they normally would and experience open and closed eye visuals. This isn’t always the case. Sometimes mushrooms have little to no effect. Ones surroundings an...