Robin Williams' Addictions
Robin Williams is a hilarious and talented comedian and actor
known for many of his comedic roles that he has played throughout
the years. While we all view him as the funny guy, he has gone
through a lot of troublesome times. One difficult time that a
large number of people can relate to is his struggle with addictions.
Around the 1970s and 1980s, Robin Williams found himself addicted
to cocaine. A large number of people with addictions know just
how tough a drug like this is to beat. It is disastrous on many
levels, which is something that Williams learned firsthand. Robin
did not stop because of his own health, but partially because
of the death of his good friend, John
Belushi, also a famous actor, known for being an original member
of the SNL cast, died at the young age of 33 due to a mixture
of drugs that he had been taking. This concoction of drugs is
called a speedball. Along with this tragic circumstance, Williams
was welcoming the birth of his first child, Zachary. These two
events together prompted him to seek out help and quit.
Court Retort ...
Before being able to quit, Williams's addiction affected his
daily life and even ended up with him appearing in court at times.
Due to the influence of his son and the huge loss of his friend,
Williams did find the will to give up cocaine and become sober.
As you should know, he succeeded and overcame this cocaine addiction
and he has been sober since. However, there were instances where
he did have some trouble with alcohol.
Robin Williams on a Night Out
In 2006, Williams found himself going to an addiction treatment
center once again, this time not for cocaine. Williams began going
for his addiction to alcohol. He had admitted that he had issues
and wanted them fixed. He wanted to continue in good health and
he wanted to make sure that his family was not hurt due to these
One of the biggest reasons for him to seek out assistance for
his addictions was overall awareness. Everything was telling him
that it had gone too far, and he wanted to take an active role
in his life to stop it. Robin was aware of the dangers due to
the death of his friend, he was aware of the troubles that it
would cause once his son was born, and he was aware of the negative
impact that it would have on his life as a whole.
Use the Force, Luke ...
He wanted to take a more active approach to his own life and
he wanted to know what was happening around him. He found the
strength to quit because there was both an internal and external
forces driving him.
Williams is continuing with sobriety and is in overall good health.
While he has had medical issues (like everyone else), he has not
been having problems related to his addictions. He is continuing
a clean and healthy life for himself as well as for his family.
Robin Williams knows of the important role that he plays in their
lives, which is why he wanted to be there for them in the first
Update August 11, 2014 - According to the San Jose Mercury
News, Robin Williams died today and the probable cause is suicide
by asphyxiation. Williams had recently checked into a rehab center.