9 Disney Channel Alums Who Went to Rehab for Serious Problems
Disney Channel might be a family-oriented network, but that doesn’t mean all of its stars are perfect. Actually, a LOT of former Disney Channel stars have gone from Disney darlings to total wild-child status over night. Some of your favorite Disney alums were even put behind bars for drugs, proving that they can definitely have a dark side.
Sure, some Disney stars have gone on to greatness without any major hiccups, like Hilary Duff, but others took a different route and have been in rehab for serious problems. Many of these former Disney Channel actors have cleaned their act up since their stint in rehab, but it doesn’t erase the fact that they actually went. To see who we’re talking about, just keep reading:
Demi has been through a lot in her life and she's very open about all of it. In 2013, she sat down with Access Hollywood and discussed her past issues with drugs and alcohol in a very revealing interview. We all fell in love with Demi when she was a HUGE Disney star acting on Sonny With a Chance and in Camp Rock, but her on-screen persona was only half of who she was at the time; the other half was an addict who was good at manipulating people and situations. She explained that she would smuggle cocaine onto airplanes and do drugs when the other first-class passengers were sleeping.
At 19 years old, Demi hit rock bottom and then decided to turn her life around by going to rehab and finally taking her recovery seriously.
"I think at 19 years old, I had a moment where I was like, 'Oh my God... that is alcoholic behavior. [It's] no longer, 'I'm young and rebellious and out having fun,' it was, 'Wow, I'm one of those people... I gotta get my s*** together,'" Demi explained. She went to rehab in 2010 for drugs, alcohol, cutting, bulimia and more, and is now vocal about her story so she can help empower others to love themselves and not give into the addiction.
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