Lindsay Lohan has checked out of rehab this week after struggling with substance abuse for the sixth time. Her movie, The Canyons, comes out tomorrow, August 2nd, and she's guest-hosting Chelsea Lately on Monday, August 5th. Good things are ahead for the 27-year-old actress and we're hoping she sticks to her sobriety this time.
We're hoping a little inspiration from fellow celebrities who have stayed clean can help keep Lindsay positive. Here are eight celebrities who have sobered up. Some have relapsed, some have decided to help others with their sobriety, and some have stayed clean. We know it's not easy, but we know you can do it, Lindsay.
Sober: 10 years
"The last time I thought about taking heroin was yesterday," he's written on his website, RussellBrand.TV.
The British comedian had a documentary released last year, Russell Brand: From Addiction to Recovery, and started a fund called "Give It Up" to raise money and awareness about recovery.
Sober: Since 1990… sort of
Drew Barrymore is a rare case. She has her own pinot grigio called Barrymore and doesn't consider herself "sober." She told Parade Magazine in 2009, "No, I'm not [completely sober]. And I don't claim to be -- quite the opposite. I've tried to find the balance. I hope it's balanced."
Our advice: don't try this lifestyle unless you're sure you won't relapse.
Sober: For 20 years beginning in 1983; relapsed for 3 years with alcohol in 2003, and has been sober since 2006
Williams has said he kicked his cocaine and alcohol addiction in '83 after his fellow comedian and good friend, John Belushi, overdosed, and he was expecting his first born. He was clean for 20 years before binge-drinking for 3 years from 2003 to 2006. His family finally intervened and he went to residential rehab. He's been sober for the past 7 years.
|Jamie Lee Curtis|
Sober: 13 years
The actress said on the Today Show, "My recovery is the single greatest accomplishment of my life. Without that, the rest of my life would have fallen apart."
|Robert Downey Jr.|
Sober: 12 years
The actor has made quite a comeback in Hollywood. He made Forbes' list of Hollywood's Highest-Paid Actors in a measure between June 2012 and June 2013. Could his sobriety be credited?
He says yoga, kung fu, and his wife, Susan Levin, keep him in check.
Sober: 4 years
Osbourne was taking up to 50 Vicodin tablets a day. She left rehab for the fourth time in 2009 and has said that she feels really good about this time around.
Sober: 23 years
The musical idol said he started doing drugs in 1974 to fit in because he didn't think of himself as handsome or good-looking. Finally, in 1990, he faced his "demons" of "confrontation, shyness, and self-loathing," and cleaned up with the support of his husband, David Furnish.
Sober: 4 years
Matthew Perry has used his sobriety to help others.
The actor has transformed his Malibu home into a sober-living residence for men with the help of addiction specialist Earl Hightower. The house serves as a transitional place for recovering addicts to ease back into a normal life.