They Couldn’t Say “No”: 15 Celebs Who Got Hooked on Drugs as Teenagers

Actor Todd Bridges (“Willis Jackson” from Diff’rent Strokes) said it best, “No one ever goes into addiction thinking that you’re going to get addicted to drugs.” The desire to get a high, numb the pain, or feel accepted is usually the only thought considered for those who use drugs. Often the allure of the drug is so strong that many people, celebrities included, get sucked in before they are even legally able to drink.

Find out which celebs fell into substance abuse during their childhood and teenage years.

Mary J. Blige

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The triumphant songbird got into drugs at the age of 16 as a coping mechanism for a myriad of issues she went through as a child. By the time she hit fame, Blige says, her drug and alcohol addictions were bigger than she was.

 

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