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17 Famous People Whose Parents Are Addicts 

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Updated April 8, 2019 33.2k views 17 items

It's no secret that several celebrities have struggled with addiction, but many famous actors, actresses, and musicians were raised by parents who were addicted to drugs and alcohol. Some of these celebrities live sober lives because of what that they witnessed growing up, while others were propelled into their own addictions.

Who is the most famous person who is the child of an addict? Lindsay Lohan tops our list. Reportedly, Lindsay Lohan's father, Michael, has had issues with drugs and alcohol in the past. In 2004, he was apprehended for related charges. Charlize Theron's father was a known drinker with a volatile personality. Her mother dispatched her father in self-defense when Theron was a teen.

Several famous men also grew-up with parents who were addicts. Charlie Sheen is known to have struggled with addiction, but his father, Martin Sheen, struggled with alcohol dependency. Eminem has stated that his mother had issues with prescription drugs. Other famous people who are the children of addicts include Halle Berry, Shia LaBeouf, and Kelly Osbourne.

Do you think that growing up with a parent who is an addict makes someone - like these celebs - more likely to struggle with related issues themselves? Share your thoughts about any celebrity child of an addict in the comments section.

Lindsay Lohan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 17 Famous People Whose Parents Are Addicts
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Lindsay Lohan's father, Michael, has had issues drugs and alcohol in the past. In 2004, he was apprehended for operating a vehicle while under the influence.

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Halle Berry is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 17 Famous People Whose Parents Are Addicts
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Halle Berry's father was an alcoholic with a history of aggressive behavior.

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Charlize Theron is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 17 Famous People Whose Parents Are Addicts
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Charlize Theron's father was an aggressive drinker, and her mother ended her father in self-defense when Theron was a teen.

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