Celebrities who battled addiction and won

POSTED: 5:25 PM May 15 2012   UPDATED: 2:00 AM Oct 20 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 - Robert Downey
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There was a time when many people figured actor Robert Downey Jr. for dead, such were his struggles with addiction. Drug arrests for cocaine, heroin and marijuana and various stints in rehab had him dealing with his addiction in a very public way. Today, the "Iron Man" actor has been sober since his last stint in rehab in 2001.

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