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There was a time when many people figured actor Robert Downey Jr. for dead, such were his struggles with addiction. Drug arrests for cocaine, heroin and marijuana and various stints in rehab had him dealing with his addiction in a very public way. Today, the "Iron Man" actor has been sober since his last stint in rehab in 2001.
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Aerosmith was one of the hardest-partying rock and roll bands ever, and lead singer Steven Tyler was no exception. Addicted to heroin and cocaine, he's said he used drugs with every member of the group before going to rehab in 1986. He later relapsed, but has been clean since completing rehab for painkiller abuse in 2009.
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World-renowned guitarist Eric Clapton's problems with heroin have been widely reported. During 1971's Concert for Bangladesh, he passed out, was revived and continued his performance. With the help of former addict Pete Townsend, he kicked heroin a few years later and later gave up drinking in the 1980s. In 1998, he founded the Crossroads Centre on Antigua, a medical facility for recovering substance abusers.
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Growing up as a wild child, Angelina Jolie began experimenting with drugs at an early age. By the age of 20, she confessed to doing "just about every drug possible, cocaine, ecstasy, LSD and, my favorite, heroin." She credited her first husband, British actor Jonny Lee Miller, her co-star in 1996's "Hackers," for helping her give up drugs.