Monday, May 7, 2012

People You Probably Didn't Know Were Addicts

1) Daniel Radcliffe | "There were a few years there when I was just so enamored with the idea of living some sort of famous person's lifestyle that really isn't suited to me," the now-22-year-old actor told GQ.

2) Alec Baldwin | "I went, 'I don't see any body else in their car with a plastic take out container filled with ice and wine. They're drinking coffee; they're drinking Diet Coke. They're not drinking wine,'" he wrote in the book, Moments of Clarity.

3) Oprah Winfrey | When the world's most powerful woman was in her 20s she had a relationship with a man who introduced her to crack cocaine. "I can't think of anything I wouldn't have done for that man," Oprah said as she spontaneously admitted her prior drug use during a 1995 episode of her show.

4) Benjamin Franklin | Benjamin Franklin battled health-issues for much of his life. When he needed relief from pain he turned to laudanum, a mixture of alcohol and opium that was used to treat just about every ailment there was in the late 18th century.

5) Pope Leo XIII | Leo, a Roman native, was a devoted drinker of the powerful Vin Mariani, a Bordeaux treated with copious coca leaves


  1. Had no idea Oprah was an addict...blows my mind but even the people we think have the perfect life scenario going on have their own issues as well. Kudos for her getting help.

  2. Dang, I didn't know about any of these people, expect Alec Baldwin. I think that it's pretty common place in Hollywood, but we never get the full story - who knows how much of addiction is kept secret?