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 - Lou Reed
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The Velvet Underground's Lou Reed became famous for his debauched lifestyle, at one point quipping that he tried to quit drugs by drinking. One of his most famous songs is simply titled "Heroin." But by the 1980s he'd cleaned up his act. He even appeared in a 1989 "Rock Against Drugs" PSA stating, "Drugs. I stopped. You shouldn't start."

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