Celebrity Parents & Children With Drug Problems

Drug problems in Hollywood are nothing new. It can be said that drug problems tend to run in families. A number of famous people and their children have suffered from well-documented drug problems throughout their lifetimes. Thus, it’s possible to conclude that there may be a genetic component to drug problems.

The good news is that drug testing and treatment can help deal with addiction issues whether the problem runs in the family or not. Here’s a look at some famous families with drug problems.

Celebrity Families With Substance Abuse Issues

1. Judy Garland and Liza Minnelli

Both Judy and Liza are known as entertainment triple threats, but their alcohol and drug problems are well-documented. Judy died at the age of 47 from a barbiturate overdose and, as we shared last week, Liza re-entered a rehab facility in March 2015.

2. Ryan O’Neal and Tatum O’Neal

Another celebrated Hollywood dynasty whose legacy is tarnished by alcohol and drug problems, the O’Neals have been in and out of rehab facilities over the years. Their various addiction issues have caused a wedge to develop between them, showing that substance abuse can damage interpersonal relationships as well as the body.

3. John Barrymore, John Drew Barrymore and Drew Barrymore

The Barrymore family is notorious for their alcohol and drug problems. At least three generations have battled against addiction throughout their lives. John Barrymore drank himself to death. His son suffered several brushes with the law due to drug use and instances of public drunkenness. Daughter Drew Barrymore has struggled publicly with alcohol and drug addiction since the time she was a young girl. She’s been sober for several years now, but it seems clear that it’s a tendency she’ll fight for the rest of her life.

4. Michael Lohan and Lindsay Lohan

While Michael is not a celebrity per se, his daughter was once a promising up-and-coming actress. Both of their issues with cocaine and alcohol use have resulted in legal troubles and multiple stints in rehab, as we’ve documented before.

If you or someone you know is suffering from alcoholism or drug addiction, Test Smartly Labs provides drug and alcohol testing, a necessary first step in treating the problem. Locate your nearest Test Smartly Labs today to get started.

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