Looking at the past Hollywood stars who have fallen to drug addictions such as Whitney Houston, Keith Ledger, Brittany Murphy, Bobbi Kristina, etc - I have decided to create an article about stars who are still alive today but have dealt with the troubles of drug addiction as a child. It’s something super interesting about actresses & models who were hardcore drug abusers as kids. Like what the fuck? Gotta love Hollywood!
1. Jaime King - Child actress & model, Jaime King is notorious for her heavy influence on the ‘Heroin chic’ movement that took over street culture in the early 90s, especially within the fashion industry. Jaime became a model at the age of fourteen after being discovered by a modeling agency, where she also became exposed to opiates, obviously specifically Heroin. Fame (especially at an early age) seems to guarantee drug addiction. Devastatingly iconic, their is a image of King photographed by Davide Sorrenti, where she is obviously blacked out sitting in the lap of another adult as his comrade who appears to be pouring him a shot of Vodka?
2. Drew Barrymore - I have written before how child actresses seem to have problems deciphering fantasy and reality since a child’s imagination operates an extremely high level - especially with Drew being a Pisces - they are a zodiac sign known for their escapism tendencies and drug addiction. Born into the toxicity of the entertainment industry, Drew Barrymore began smoking pot and drinking alcohol which acted as a gateway to the use of Barrymore using heavier chemicals such as cocaine/ecstasy all before the age of fourteen. It is a fact that the younger a star is exposed to fame, the heavier the drug abuse becomes. The Hollywood industry is cold as fuck - the industry enjoys romanticizing drug addiction so it’s hard for many young stars to decipher what moral conduct stands for. Drew Barrymore clearly grew up way too early which is why we love her so much, she has so much experience as an actress. In order to save her life and career, Drew Barrymore entered multiple drug rehabilitation centers as a teenager. You could say Barrymore has experienced one hell of a life.
3. P!NK - As far as drug usage in the Hollywood industry, the star is either born into an abundance of networking connections and fame and starts to get super fucked up, or one receives connections throughout the drug scene, thus gaining notoriety. P!nk began dabbling in the hardcore party scene from the her prepubescent years up until teenage-hood - selling designer drugs & all - literally becoming famous for her drug addiction solely because drugs have been so heavily romanticized. Ecstasy, Crystal Meth, Acid, Marijuana - you name it! Eventually P!nk overdosed and decided not to dabble in drugs again, gaining focus on her craft and thus sparking the birth of an iconic music career - She has written about her quest to maintain sobriety before in the past. We love P!nk because she is super badass and totally gives me Nancy from The Craft Vibes, except with P!nk hair.
4. Courtney Love - To say that Courtney Love gained notoriety from her drug usage is an understatement, since Love seems to be one hell of a Hurricane. Courtney Love has admitted in the past that her father has given her LSD-Acid tabs as a child, definitely taking the award for 'Youngest Star To Do Drugs’ (sarcasm). Out of this bunch, Love seems to be the only one who couldn’t kill the demon that is drug addiction and had her disease affect her career the most severe. Obviously Love is infamous for her heroin usage with her husband, Kurt Cobain and rumors of injecting Heroin while pregnant with her daughter Francis Bean - but Love has admitted in the past that her drug addiction has started as early as 10.