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Famous Users

Just about every one of us has been made aware of a celebrity's struggles with drugs through the media. It might have been mentioned on the nightly news or on an entertainment television show. In today's internet age, it may have been through a gossip website. The fact is, many famous folk suffer from the same problems as regular people do including drug and alcohol abuse.

Many of us regular folk have come to associate 'celebrityhood' with fast living and drug use. We are generally no longer surprised when we hear about our favorite actor, actress or singer using drugs. Below, we will take a close look at several celebrities, both past and present and their struggles with substance abuse.

John Belushi
Belushi was a famous comedic actor. While he made many people laugh on the big screen, he struggled with drug addiction off of it. Sadly, he would eventually die from a cocaine and heroin overdose. Besides these two drugs, he was also known to use marijuana, cocaine and LSD.

Ray Charles
Charles was a famous soul singer. Many of his songs we still hear today. Ray Charles was also a well known heroin user. He was even arrested on a drug related charge in 1964.

Eric Clapton
Clapton is another musician that has struggled with drug use. His drug of choice was heroin.

David Crosby
Crosby's addictions were to marijuana, LSD and cocaine.

Chris Farley
Farley was a comedian first of Saturday Night Live fame and then became the star of several motion picture hits. He would eventually die from a drug overdose. Morphine was one of his favorites.

Fat Boy Slim
Slim is a disc jockey, producer and electric dance music pioneer from the United Kingdom. He is also a noted drug user. His drugs of choice are reported to be Ketamine (Special K) and Ecstasy.

Jerry Garcia
Garcia has been arrested on a cocaine drug charge. He has also been reported as being a user of heroin, LSD and marijuana.

Amphetamine Users

Date : October 17, 2009, 12:00 am

Amphetamines are a commonly abused class of drug. They give people a rush and stimulate the central nervous system. These particular drugs are not new. People have been using and becoming addicted to them for many years. Young, old, famous and everyday folk take amphetamines, often times illicitly. Below, we will take a look at some of the more famous users.

Charlie Parker
This famous jazz musician was known to use amphetamines, particular b-bomb, bronchitis inhalers.

Cocaine Users

Date : October 17, 2009, 12:00 am

Cocaine is a psychologically addicting stimulant that once it has a hold on people, is difficult to give up. Below, we will take a look at a few celebrities that have either used cocaine or where addicted to it.

Sigmund Freud
Freud is a well known psychoanalyst. He also was a big proponent of cocaine use. He thought it had great uses as an anesthetic and analgesic. He himself used it to feel the effects first hand.

Tim Allen
Tim Allen was inc...

Ecstacy Users

Date : October 17, 2009, 12:00 am

Ecstasy also known as MDMA is a drug that many people take to feel good, emotional warmth and even sensual. It is a popular choice for those who enjoy going club hopping and attending raves. Though, non celebs use ecstasy, below, we will discuss more famous users.

Eminem, the platinum selling rap artist is a well documented ecstasy user. He is also rumored to have used LSD. Once admitted into drug rehab for an addiction to sleeping pills, Eminem has ob...

Heroin Users

Date : October 17, 2009, 12:00 am

Heroin is a very powerful and addicting drug. It is also one of the most abused. There are individuals from every walk of life, whether rich, poor, black, white, celebrity and non-celebrity that have tried heroin, with many becoming hooked on it. Below, we will take look at a few famous heroin users.

David Bowie
David Bowie is a notable musician and actor, married to the former super model Iman. His songs are noted for having a psychedelic feel, whether or no...

Ketamine Users

Date : October 17, 2009, 12:00 am

Ketamine is an anesthetic given to animals by veterinarians before they have surgery or some other type of procedure performed. Some people take it recreationally to get high. Below, is a short list of celebrity Ketamine users.

Dr. John Lilly
Lilly was a biophysicist, neuroscientist, doctor and inventor born in the 20th century. He used LSD to treat migraines with no noticeable effect. He then went on to try Ketamine. 35mg didn't do the trick. He increased th...

LSD Users

Date : October 17, 2009, 12:00 am

LSD is a psychoactive drug that causes users to have hallucinations. It is a popular party drug that many people enjoy and some people abuse. Eminem, John Lilly, Jim Morrison, Cary Grant and Angelina Jolie are all famous users of the drug.

Most people have heard of the rapper Eminem as well as his troubled life and addictions to various drugs. Besides LSD and ecstasy, he has also had a well known and documented struggle with prescription sleeping pills...

Marijuana Users

Date : October 17, 2009, 12:00 am

Marijuana is the most used and abused drug in the United States. Marijuana use is preferred by some because many users feel that it is safe especially when compared to more potent illicit drugs such as heroin, cocaine or crack. Though, we don't agree with this sentiment (read our articles about the dangers of cannabis) we do recognize that this is the prevailing perception especially amongst many users. In this section we will take a look at some of the more famous marijuana users.

Mushroom Users

Date : October 17, 2009, 12:00 am

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