Mena Suvari and other celebrities who've battled addiction
Mena Suvari reveals her past addiction to crystal meth in new memoir
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Fame and fortune have always held unique caveats for Hollywood stars, whether it be the pressures of audiences, the invasion of privacy, or the stress of never being able to live a "normal" life again. Many resort to substance abuse to take the edge off, but get lost and struggle to find their way back.
'American Beauty' (1999) and 'American Pie' (1999) star Mena Suvari is happily married and has a beautiful baby, and she finally feels ready to share some of the darkest moments from her past. She has just released her memoir 'The Great Peace,' which details her traumatizing sexual assault at the age of 12, and her later descent in crystal meth addiction. Suvari shared that it was offered to her once at a party and she became hooked, even though she wasn't initially that interested in trying it. She remembers compartmentalizing her addiction and neatly hiding it away so she could continue her career.
There have been many other stars who turned to drugs or alcohol at some point in their lives to help cope, and the road to recovery often isn't linear. Click through this gallery to learn more about some of these famous faces and their battles.
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