The notorious “curse of the child star” has been well-publicized, and with good reason: a staggering number of childhood celebrities grow up to face poor decision-making as a result of untreated drug and alcohol addiction, and in some cases, even untimely death.
Why does such misfortune follow these young actors and actresses? Many experts cite the huge amount of responsibilities these children face, thrust under the spotlight and forced to face all of the emotional aftereffects of growing up too quickly. As celebrities, they are expected to be perfect. Even when they are not in front of a camera, their personal lives are invaded by paparazzi and celebrity gossip.
In the following infographic, The Curse of the Child Star, we examine the downfall of three celebrities: Lindsay Lohan, Macaulay Culkin, and Amanda Bynes. Each found fame – the ultimate gateway drug – early on, and unfortunately have experienced the adverse effects substance abuse can cause.
Those living in the limelight or in high-pressure positions often suffer from addiction. While many view celebrities and high-powered business professionals as role models, their lives are far from easy. Aside from the pressure to keep producing creative work or profitable business ideas, there is also the pressure of keeping up appearances.
For high-profile people, these pressures can often become too great, leading them to find refuge in drugs and alcohol. The more they try to relieve the pressure, the greater the addiction becomes.
Admitting an addiction and seeking treatment in the public eye becomes even harder. Not only are they worried about letting people down, they are also worried about how this will affect their career.
At Clarity Way, we understand how difficult addiction can be, especially for those in a high-profile career. That is why we take the privacy of our clients extremely seriously. Nestled in the rolling hills of south Central PA, our secluded grounds are the perfect place to get away from it all and focus fully on healing. We work with clients to arrange private admission and continue safeguarding their privacy as they get the treatment they need.
No two paths to addiction are exactly alike, which is why treatment needs to be customized to your specific needs. At Clarity Way, we work with you to design a customized treatment plan that addresses your challenges, goals, and interests. Throughout your stay, we will adjust your individualized treatment plan as you evolve in your recovery.
Addiction affects life on every level. When you come to Clarity Way, you will receive treatment that addresses your total well-being. Instead of just focusing on the addiction, we will focus on you as a whole. This means your customized treatment plan will help you heal emotionally, physically, psychologically, and spiritually.
If you are struggling with addiction and are worried about how seeking treatment could affect your life and career, you are not alone. We work with high-profile clients like you to develop customized treatment plans that address every concern, including privacy.
Contact Clarity Way today to get started on your path to freedom from addiction.
Posted on July 2nd, 2013 in Infographics