Last year Jaime Lee Curtis, 51, revealed she had become addicted to painkillers after a routine surgical procedure at age 35. The actress, who played mom to troubled star Lindsay Lohan in the movie Freaky Friday, also admitted to drinking heavily at times, to ease loneliness. In 2010, after more than 10 years of sobriety, Curtis said on the Today Show, “My recovery is the single greatest accomplishment of my life. Without that, the rest of my life would have fallen apart... Recovery is an acceptance that your life is in a shambles and you have to change it. I was lucky, I didn’t have to lose anything.”
Robert Downey, Jr.
After numerous arrests for drug possession and stints in rehab and jail, Robert Downey, Jr. finally kicked his addictions in 2001. The actor credits plenty of yoga, kung fu, and his wife, Susan Levin, for keeping him in check. Remembering his challenging past also helps Downey stay well. “I don't pretend it didn't happen,” he told Playboy in a 2010 interview. “More than anything I have this sense that I’m a veteran of a war that is difficult to discuss with people who haven’t been there.”