Celebrities who battled addiction and won

POSTED: 03:25 PM MDT May 15, 2012    UPDATED: 12:00 AM MST Jan 31, 2014 

While the world of celebrities is filled with stories of those who lost their battles against addiction, not all celebrity addictions have an unhappy ending. Here's a look at some stars who have fought addictions and won.

celebs battled addiction - Eric Clapton
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World-renowned guitarist Eric Clapton's problems with heroin have been widely reported. During 1971's Concert for Bangladesh, he passed out, was revived and continued his performance. With the help of former addict Pete Townsend, he kicked heroin a few years later and later gave up drinking in the 1980s. In 1998, he founded the Crossroads Centre on Antigua, a medical facility for recovering substance abusers.

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