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    19 Celebrities Who've Openly Shared Their Substance Abuse Recovery Stories

    "Because the secret, the shameful secret, is the reason why it is such a pervasive illness in our industry — in every industry, in every socioeconomic stratum, in every country in the world. It is the secret shame that keeps people locked up in their disease." —Jamie Lee Curtis

    In his new book Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing, Friends actor, Matthew Perry, opened up about his struggles with addiction and his journey to sobriety.

    Like Perry, 21 million Americans struggle with addiction. But for such a prevalent disease, addiction isn't so widely discussed.

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    Here are 19 celebrities who've publicly shared their own sobriety journeys to shine a light on and help those struggling with addiction:

    1. Matthew Perry

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    2. Jamie Lee Curtis

    3. Tom Felton

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    4. Robert Downey Jr.

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    5. Elton John

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    Here's how he celebrated his 30th Sobriety Birthday!!!

    If I hadn’t finally taken the big step of asking for help 30 years ago, I’d be dead. Thank-you from the bottom of my heart to all the people who have inspired and supported me along the way. 🙏🏻🙏🏻❤️❤️😇😇

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    6. Drew Barrymore

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    7. Kit Harington

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    8. Daniel Radcliffe

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    9. Samuel L. Jackson

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    10. Carrie Fisher

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    11. Zac Efron

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    12. Naomi Campbell

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    13. Jane Lynch

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    14. Demi Lovato

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    15. Florence Welch

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    16. Dave Coulier

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    Here's his Instagram post:

    17. Hayden Panettiere

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    18. Jessica Simpson

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    19. And lastly: Jason Biggs

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    And here's his AA coin celebrating one year sober!

    If you or someone you love is struggling with an addiction, here are some resources that might be of help:

    Find an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting group near you here.

    Talk to a representative from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) on their free, confidential, 24/7 national helpline by calling 1-800-662-HELP.

    Or if you or someone you love is having suicidal thoughts, call or visit the Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.