Writers take to drinking, and musicians and actors basically prefer anything they can get their hands on. And there are a lot of different drugs to choose from. Some help you keep going, some will give you tiger blood and turn you into a rock star warlock from Mars. Whatever your drug of choice, when it spirals out of control, there’s usually a tear filled intervention, rehab, the long road to recovery and a successful TV show.
And whatever your addiction, the first step to overcoming it, is admitting that you have a problem. You have to stand up and say “Hello, I’m Charlie Sheen and I’m addicted to basically everything that’s on the market.” But for some people, everything on the market is just not enough. They take their addiction to new and strange places, baffling therapists and doctors alike. The main question friends and loved ones will be asking these people at interventions, is not “why are you destroying your life?”, but rather just a head scratching “why?”