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(PHOTOS) Famous Celebrities Who Ruined Their Careers After Drug Abuse

Celebrities seem to constantly make headlines for all the wrong reasons – drug-fueled binges, DUI wrecks, and tales of total 

There’s a very dark side to the excess that accompanies fame and the constant media exposure can make it seem as if celebrities are more prone to addiction than the average person.

Take a look at this celebrities who ruined their careers through addiction

Ben Affleck

Affleck, who won Academy Awards for Good Will Hunting and Argo and starred as Batman in the DC Comics franchise, has been open about his issues with alcohol. He went to rehab for the first time in 2001 and has called addiction “a lifelong and difficult struggle.” Following a stay at a treatment center in 2018, Affleck said on social media, “If you have a problem, getting help is a sign of courage, not weakness or failure.”

Whitney Houston

One of the most popular singers of all times, Whitney Houston sadly spent a lot of time in and out of rehab because of a severe addiction to drugs. Her tragic death in 2012 cut short her amazing singing and acting career, and also highlighted the high cost of substance abuse among celebrities.

Lindsay Lohan

Once the adorable child star in the original film, The Parent Trap, Lindsay Lohan has since struggled with different aspects of her life, including drug and alcohol abuse, DUI arrests, jail time, and multiple stints in rehab.

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