Dealing with substance abuse is hard enough, but celebs have the extra pressure of living in the spotlight. Every arrest, every stay in rehab, and every disappointing relapse gets painstakingly documented in the tabloids. It's a wonder any of them survive at all. But those who do stay sober stand as inspiration for everyone else battling their own addiction demons. Here are 12 of our favorite celebs who have stayed sober.
It took a series of arrests for Nicole Richie to recover from her addictions. She was arrested for heroin possession in 2003 and went into rehab. But four years later she pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of marijuana and Vicodin. She went through rehab again and is now the mother of two.