Powerful Women in Recovery

Drew Barrymore

One of Charlie’s more wholesome Angels, there was a time when Drew Barrymore was more well-known for her rebellious lifestyle. Drew began drinking alcohol at the age of nine, smoking pot at the age of 10 and snorting cocaine at 12. After undergoing substance and alcoholism treatment, she is now one of the biggest stars in Hollywood.

Elizabeth Taylor

Screen legend Elizabeth Taylor is synonymous with Hollywood glamour, yet she was no stranger to drugs and alcohol. She battled alcoholism and drug addiction for much of her acting career, but she started the road to recovery with an intervention in the 1980s. She was one of the first high-profile celebrities who opened up about her alcoholism treatment and her time spent in rehab, and she perhaps inspired countless others that seeking treatment for alcoholism is nothing to be ashamed of.
Jada Pinkett Smith

A one-time heavy drinker, Jada Pinkett Smith found herself on the couch with two bottles of wine and realized it was a wakeup call.   Quitting cold turkey, Ms. Smith hasn’t had a drink in nearly a decade.  Although she credits her husband with helping her into recovery, we know that it takes more than the love and support of a loved one to make it through alcoholism treatment and live a sober life!

Mary J. Blige

Known as the “Queen of Hip-Hop Soul”, Mary J. Blige has been open about her struggles with depression, substance abuse and alcoholism.  After seeking help through substance abuse and alcoholism treatment, Mary wrote a record called My Life about her struggles with addiction and an abusive relationship.  The record went triple platinum.

Alcoholism is a disease that affects over 14 million people in the U.S.   Many women suffer from alcoholism and alcohol abuse, and you don’t have to be a celebrity to find treatment. Professional alcoholism treatment can help stop the cycle of alcoholism, for both the individual suffering from alcohol abuse and her loved ones.