The once fresh-faced teen star of “Mean Girls” spent her early teen years as a role model for healthy body image and positivity. After an early start in acting, it was believed she had avoided the child star curse until 2007 when a string of DUI and drug busts brought her under fierce criticism. Her downward spiral has been ongoing since then, despite a string of rehab stints. Her thin and haggard appearance combined with an often bloated face points are tell-tale effects of consistent cocaine use.
The public was shocked when photos surfaced of the “Home Alone” actor looking gaunt and haggard. The child star’s problems with drugs were well known, but since he was rarely seen in public, fans were shocked to discover the depths of the actor’s addiction. Culkin’s drug use most likely contributed to the demise of his longterm relationship with actress Mila Kunis–the pair split in 2011. We hope that the beloved actor is recovering safely
Over the course of her rocky time in the public eye, Courtney Love has been open about her drug use and struggles with addiction. Love admitted to using heroin (including in the first trimester of her pregnancy), ecstasy and cocaine, among other drugs. The combined effects of heavy drug use have caught up with her looks–the singer often looks bloated and shows signs of premature aging. Love is now proudly clean.
Actress Mischa Barton struggled to find work after her role on the hit Fox drama “The O.C.” ended in 2006. An addiction to cocaine and a habit of excessive partying caused Mischa to rapidly gain weight, only worsening her struggle to find work. In 2009, she was hospitalized and put on psychiatric hold. The incident seemed to spark some slight improvement in the starlet, although she continues to lead a physically draining lifestyle
One of the most tragic stories of a superstar and icon ruined by addiction, Houston’s decline began in the late 90’s while she was still making music. Due to her dramatic weight loss and toxic relationship with Bobby Brown, suspicions of drug use dogged the star when she signed a massive record deal in 2001. She later admitted to heavy cocaine use during this period, along with several dangerous prescription drugs.The singer tragically passed away in 2012 due to an accidental drowning as a result of drug use and heart disease.
You’d think a model would know better than to ruin the one thing that makes her career – but that didn’t stop Kate Moss from a cocaine addiction and a smoking habit that wreaked havoc on her skin and teeth. In 2005 a tabloid published photos of the model snorting cocaine, but shockingly this didn’t curb Moss’ habit at all, rather increasing her notoriety as a party girl and it-girl. The star now looks years older than her actual age of 39, due in part to the infamous ‘coke bloat.’
Winehouse had not been in the music business long before she acquired a dangerous drug habit. A brief recovery from addiction led to the creation of her critically acclaimed album “Back to Black.” The soulful singer soon returned to a dangerous mix of cocaine, ecstasy, ketamine, heroin and alcohol, due in part to a troubled marriage in 2007. The drugs took their toll physically – Amy was gaunt and often had bloody scratches and bruises all over her body. Predictably but tragically, she passed away of alcohol poisoning in 2011
Although Bynes categorically denies any drug use outside of tobacco, recent pictures of the ill-fated child star suggest otherwise. Her cheeks are showing signs of cocaine bloating, and pictures taken inside her room show various drug paraphernalia. It would certainly be an explanation for her recent erratic behavior and strange appearance. We only hope this much loved comedienne can get back on track before it’s too late