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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
5 Rockers Who Beat Drugs
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)

(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.

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  • 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.

(Read more Slash stories.)

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