Some stars have been to hell and back. Even though they were headed for catastrophe – or, in some instances, were already there – these stars found the strength to get their lives back on track, which is no easy feat! Many stars are never able to do it (Lindsay Lohan) while other stars just wind up dead (Corey Haim). These stars are great examples because they persevered. Here are 9 former Hollywood trainwrecks who defied the odds!
9. Drew Barrymore
Drew Barrymore quickly shot to fame at the age of seven as Gertie in “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial.” Soon after, she became a regular club-goer, despite still being a child. She drank alcohol by the age of nine, smoked marijuana by the age of ten and graduated to cocaine at the age of 12. After two rehab stints, however, she found herself on a very different path. She now has her own production Company, Flower Films and is a Golden Globe-winning actress.Joe Seer / Shutterstock.com