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8 Black Celebrities Who Overcame Drug Addiction

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During an episode of her talk show in the ’90s, media maven Oprah Winfrey admitted that she was a habitual cocaine user in her ’20s.  In a tell-all book by her former boyfriend, he claimed that Winfrey struggled with the drug well into the ’80s, during the early years of her show. However, today Winfrey has beaten her addiction and has become one of the richest women in the world.

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  1. I don't know if any of this is true. I am not as quick to believe anything about people in the news that is often embellished to sell as tabloid fodder. I can however say I know people who stopped drinking and/or drugging on their own. My late father would say many of them were just 'dry drunks.' What ever had caused them to run to the bottle was still there, but not covered with illicit substances. Those people often chose another crush rather than dealing with the problem. I personally believe drugs illicitly used is as demonic as other sins whose purpose is to destroy. Look at this list of people who, are reported to have been drug users; people who had/have much to give. I would say they were, if they were users, 'delivered' from the bondage of drugs, which is not the same as simply quitting on their own, thus taking the credit, and for that they should thank God for their life and deliverance.

  2. I don't know if any of this is true. I am not as quick to believe anything about people in the news that is often embellished to sell as tabloid fodder. I can however say I know people who stopped drinking and/or drugging on their own. My late father would say many of them were just 'dry drunks.' What ever had caused them to run to the bottle was still there, but not covered with illicit substances. Those people often chose another crush rather than dealing with the problem. I personally believe drugs illicitly used is as demonic as other sins whose purpose is to destroy. Look at this list of people who, are reported to have been drug users; people who had/have much to give. I would say they were, if they were users, 'delivered' from the bondage of drugs, which is not the same as simply quitting on their own, thus taking the credit, and for that they should thank God for their life and deliverance.

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