Famous Cocaine Addicts
The list of famous cocaine addicts include actors, writers, musicians,
models and even a world-renowned psychologist. In case you're
wondering who the world famous celebrity psychologist is who used
cocaine, it is Sigmund Freud. This list also includes anyone famous
who drank Coca Cola up until 1903 when cocaine was removed as
an ingredient in the not so secret formula.
The famous cocaine addicts that are actors and actresses include
Yasmine Bleeth, Gary Busey, Drew Barrymore, Whitney
Houston, Robert Downey, Jr.,
Daniel Baldwin, Jeff Conaway, Tawny
Kitaen and Mackenzie Phillips.
Yasmine Bleeth was best known for her role in the TV show "Baywatch".
After leaving drug rehab, Bleeth was charged for possession of
Gary Busey has made headlines many times over his career for
both alcohol and cocaine abuse. In 1995 Busey almost died from
an overdose of cocaine and GHB. Drew Barrymore started is one
of the most famous cocaine addicts who started in childhood. At
12-years-old Barrymore started snorting cocaine.
Robert Downey, Jr.
Down, Down, Downey ...
Robert Downey, Jr., started
smoking marijuana when he was six years old as he was surrounded
by drugs in the home. Besides having a cocaine addiction, Downey
is also one of the most famous heroin
addicts spending time in both prison and rehab for repeated
offenses. Downey has also been one of the most famous recoveries
Daniel Baldwin, one of the famous Baldwin brothers of Hollywood,
has been battling cocaine addiction since 1989. In 1998, Baldwin
was arrested for possession of cocaine after running naked through
New York City's Plaza Hotel.
Jeff Conaway (deceased), one of the stars of the TV show "Taxi"
has been one multiple seasons of "Celebrity Rehab with Dr.
Drew." Conaway has stated that he has over 40 years worth
of addiction to deal with including cocaine and the roots of the
problem started with childhood trauma then an incident that has
left him with chronic back pain.
Tawny Kitaen is known for her movie with Tom Hanks "Bachelor
Party" and for various White Snake videos she's appeared
on plus various sitcoms. Kitaen was arrested in 2006 for possession
of cocaine and has been in rehab along with anger management classes.
Reality TV food critic Anthony Bourdain has talked openly about
his cocaine and heroin addictions.
One Day at a Time ...
Mackenzie Phillips was arrested in 2008 at the Los Angeles International
Airport for possession of cocaine. One of the stars of TV show
"One Day at a Time" (note the irony) this celebrity
cocaine addict has made a recent disclosure that part of the root
of her drug problems comes from an adult incestuous relationship
(starting in childhood) with her father, John Phillips of The
Mamas and The Papas.
The two most notable celebrity cocaine addicts who are musicians
include Whitney Houston and Eddie Van Halen. Whitney Houston (along
with Bobby Brown) is one of the largest celebrity pop divas to
be associated with cocaine abuse. Houston has been in and out
of rehab for over a decade and her sister-in-law claims she's
addicted to Crack and has OD'ed several times.
Eddie Van Halen, like many users, has been linked to several
drugs of choice including cocaine, methamphetamines and alcohol.
While buying cocaine on the street laced with meth, the methamphetamines
started to take over as the drug of choice though coke was still
The most famous cocaine addict who is a model is Kate
Moss. Kate Moss is known as a supermodel who helped to pioneer
the "heroin chic" look in fashion. Moss' drug of choice,
however was cocaine and in 2005, a photographer for the London
Daily Mirror took pictures of her snorting a line, but charges
were dropped for inadmissible evidence.
Kings of Coke ...
The two celebrity cocaine addicts who are writers include Stephen
King and Robert Louis Stevenson. For around nine years the horror
story novelist was addicted to cocaine and he cannot remember
writing a couple of his books while under the influence.
Robert Louis Stevenson is one of the oldest known celebrity cocaine
addicts. Stevenson wrote "Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde" in
six days and nights while hopped up on cocaine.
A few additions to this list would be John
Belushi (deceased), Marion Barry, Naomi Campbell, Kirstie
Alley, John Entwistle, River Phoenix, Ike Turner, Bo Bice,
Chuck Berry, Bobby Hatfield, Lamar Odom, Notorious B.I.G., Rob
Ford (crack smoking mayor of Toronto), Demi Lovato and George
This is but a short list of famous cocaine addicts. This is by
no means an exhaustive example of celebrity cocaine addicts and
users, only a few who have made headlines.