It may not seem like a hard life to be a celebrity, but there is a lot that comes with the territory that isn’t exactly desirable. The loss of privacy, the expectation to always look perfect, the toll it takes on your personal relationships; these are the tradeoffs of fame and fortune. Some celebs were born for the job but others struggle with it, or have their own personal demons that have hitched a ride to stardom. These 14 celebrities are unfortunately struggling with addiction and the effects are staggering. We take a look back at some of our favorite stars when we knew them well and what they have become. Kudos are deserved for those who have overcome their demons and bounced back.
Another child star who looks startlingly different in her Hollywood before and after addiction photos is Amanda Bynes. This young actress let Twitter hear all about her troubles when she had a couple of meltdowns on the social media network. She is hopefully back on the mend.