5 Rockers Who Beat Drugs

Maybe Scott Weiland will take a cue from former bandmate Slash
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 16, 2009 10:39 AM CST
Musician Scott Weiland and wife Mary arrive at the Clive Davis Annual Grammy Party at the Beverly Hills Hotel on February 12, 2005 in Beverly Hills, California.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – In honor of a new book by Scott Weiland’s ex recalling the couple’s drug-fueled rock and roll escapades, Fox News takes a look at musicians who fought addiction and won:

  • Slash, Guns N’ Roses: Addicted to heroin, booze, and women; was scared straight after running down the street naked.

  • Anthony Kiedis, Red Hot Chili Peppers: Started doing drugs at 12; cleaned up for the first time after the original Chili Peppers’ guitarist overdosed in 1988, and again in 2000.
  • Nikki Sixx, Motley Crue: Once a heroin addict, he now helps teenage addicts through his charity.
  • Eric Clapton: Started using heroin after being rejected by Pattie Boyd (the subject of “Layla”); was finally persuaded to clean up after his habit hit $16,000 a week.
  • Trey Anastasio, Phish: After his 2006 arrest for DWI and opiate possession, he cleaned toilets and got counseling as part of a drug court treatment program he says saved his life.