Nov. 16, 2012— -- intro: Famous parents don't always make for a charmed life -- even when the famous parent is Jon Bon Jovi, who has been married to his high school sweetheart, Dorothea Hurley, for 23 years.
But the father of four and his only daughter Stephanie Rose Bongiovi recently made headlines after she was arrested for drug possession in upstate New York following an alleged heroin overdose in her college dorm room.
Thursday, the Oneida County District Attorney announced that it was dismisssing charges against Bongiovi, a 19-year-old student at Hamilton College in Clinton, N.Y., because she possessed less than 8 ounces of heroin. The DA also dismissed the case against fellow student, Ian Grant, who had also been charged with possession.
The Kirkland Police had initially arrived at Bongiovi's dorm just after 2 a.m. Wednesday, in response to a report of a female who had been found "unresponsive," according to a police statement sent to ABC News. Bongiovi and Grant were charged with possession of a controlled substance -- class-A misdemeanors -- and issued tickets to appear in court at a later date.
The Associated Press reported that Bongiovi was later recovering at an unnamed hospital.
Her famous father has remained mum, declining ABC News' request for comment.
He's certainly not the first celebrity parent with troubled offspring. Click through to read about five more troubled kids of celebrities:
quicklist: 1title: Michael Blosiltext: Michael Blosil, the 18-year-old son of Marie Osmond and her ex-husband, Brian Blosil, jumped to his death from the roof of his Los Angeles apartment building in February 2010. Blosil battled substance abuse and depression for much of his life -- he had his first stint in rehab at age 12, and first tried to commit suicide after his parents' divorce in 2007.
"I was going through a very public divorce, going through custody battles. My dad died, and my son went into rehab," Osmond told Oprah Winfrey in November 2010. "He couldn't deal with it. He promised he would never do anything like that again, and I believed him."
Osmond said that in the weeks leading up to his death, Blosil seemed happier than ever, but the night before his suicide, something was off.
"I had spoken to him the evening before, and it was concerning to me," Osmond said. "It was the first time I heard him cry and say he felt alone and that he had no friends."
Bloggers speculated that Blosil was gay, and a struggle with his sexuality may have contributed to his depression. Osmond told Winfrey that wasn't the case.
"My son was not gay," she said. "He wanted to be married and have a family and travel all over the world. And it wouldn't matter if he was. I have a daughter who is gay, and it was my daughter who was offended by it, like, 'What? All gay kids commit suicide?' She really wanted it cleared up."media: 16806280
quicklist: 2title: Mackenzie Phillipstext: Mackenzie Phillips, the daughter of the Mamas and the Papas stars John and Michelle Phillips, has struggled with drug addiction that began when she was a teen star on the hit sitcom "One Day at a Time."
Phillips dropped a bombshell in 2009 when she told Oprah Winfrey that her father had raped her when she was 18, and for the next 10 years they had carried on a consensual sexual relationship. media: 16244177
With his mother dying, O'Neal was released briefly from prison, where he was serving time on drug charges, to see her for the last time. "Redmond, his feet in shackles, is briefly released from prison and led into his mother's bedroom, where he lays his head on her chest, telling her how much she means to him," his father wrote in his book, "Both of Us."
Later, his father would deliver the news to him of his mother's death while he was behind bars. Now 27, Redmond O'Neal was recently praised by a judge for his progress in a drug treatment program. The judge has said he would delay sentencing O'Neal for a probation violation following his 2011 arrest for heroin possession as long as he stayed clean.
Redmond's older half-sister, Tatum O'Neal, also told of her battle with drug addiction in her memoirs, "A Paper Life" and "Found."media: 16244098
quicklist: 4category: title: Cameron Douglasurl: text: In 2010, Cameron Douglas, the only son of actor Michael Douglas and Diandra Douglas, was sentenced to five years in prison after pleading guilty to selling bulk quantities of methamphetamine and cocaine at Manhattan's upscale Hotel Gansevoort in 2009.
His father, the Oscar-winning actor, pleaded for his son to get less jail time and ultimately got his wish. In a five-page letter to the judge, Michael Douglas wrote that his son had been in and out of rehab since he was 13, and Douglas blamed his family's history of addiction, as well as his fame and that of his father, Kirk Douglas, for Cameron's difficulty in finding his own way.
He added, "Cameron grew up a single child in a bad marriage." media: 16244261
quicklist: 5category: title: Nick Hoganurl: text: Nick Hogan, son of the professional wrestling icon Hulk Hogan, made a name for himself as a race car driver while still in his teens. He appeared in the family's reality TV show, "Hogan Knows Best," which ran from 2005 to 2007.
But it was speeding off the racetrack that got him into trouble. In 2007, Hogan was drinking and speeding when he crashed his Toyota Supra sports car into a tree and his best friend, John Graziano, was thrown from the passenger seat and suffered a permanently debilitating brain injury. Hogan accepted a plea deal for reckless driving. He was sentenced to eight months behind bars.
It was "absolutely reckless," he acknowledged in an interview with "Good Morning America" in 2010. "It was being young and honestly just stupid, not mature." media: 16244294