It overcomes people of all ages and backgrounds. Even celebrities cannot escape the sinful grasp of drug and alcohol addiction. Although many celebrities are brought down by substance abuse disorders, there are also many who recover and become sober.
There are many ways to overcome addiction, but at Faith in Recovery, we strongly believe in the power of faith to guide people through this difficult journey. Celebrities are often idolized, and addition is often depicted as sinful, so it can be hard to believe that religious celebrities and addiction mix. But if these celebrities can find God in addiction recovery so can you. For this reason, our South Florida Christian rehab discusses some celebrities who overcame drug addiction with faith and religion.
This Disney actress and now pop star has certainly had her fair share of struggles. Demi Lovato’s addiction problems included cocaine use, alcohol, and other drugs. Her struggles with bipolar disorder and an eating disorder certainly didn’t help. Although Demi Lovato appeared to hit rock button, she has bounced back. She attributes her recovery success to her faith in God and the help of the 12-step program. She has said, “I just feel like God gave me a voice, not just to sing with. He put me through those things, which seemed horrible at the time, but they were so worth it. With the obstacles I've overcome, I can help people."1
Possibly best known as the father of infamous Charlie Sheen, Martin Sheen is also an actor and has appeared in the show Grace and Frankie. Unfortunately, like his son, he has also struggled with substance abuse. Martin Sheen’s addiction to alcohol led him to some dark days. Although he struggled for a while, Sheen has become sober and credits this to his Catholic faith. He has since been awarded the LA Chef’s Human Rights Hero Award for his efforts with the homeless population in Los Angeles and remains an active member of Alcoholics Anonymous and the 12-step program that is faith-centered. He has also tried to use his faith and personal experience to help his son. If you are struggling with alcoholism our faith-based alcohol addiction treatment in South Florida may be able to help.
This actor, writer, producer, and comedian struggled with addiction to drugs and alcohol, particularly in his mid-twenties. He was a daily drug user for two years and even overdosed during this time.2 Although Baldwin was not particularly religious growing up, he credits faith-based addiction recovery that included a support group who helped him create a realistic image of God to help him get sober.
This famous actor from Frasier and Cheers, didn’t have the lighthearted life like his characters on TV. The death of his sister, father, and two half-brothers led him to abuse drugs and alcohol. His drinking got so bad that he even served jail time for driving while intoxicated. He credits parts of his recovery to his faith in God stating, “As a Christian, we always fail because we can’t become Christ. But I can try to at least emulate the best qualities, even if I may fall short.”3
If you are feeling down and out, do not worry. You are not alone in your addiction problems. Addiction is never easy even for recovering celebrities, but faith can be your guiding light. Look toward God and follow in the footsteps of these religious celebrities, and addiction could become a part of your past. Our Christian drug rehab in Pompano is here to guide you through this process.