Celebrities who battled addiction and won

POSTED: 2:25 PM May 15 2012   UPDATED: 11:00 PM Jan 30 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 - Samuel L Jackson
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Early in his career, Samuel L. Jackson developed addictions to alcohol and cocaine. After seeing the effects of his addiction, his family entered him in a New York rehab clinic, with his first post-rehab role being that of a crack cocaine addict in Spike Lee's 1991 movie "Jungle Fever." Jackson has called the role cathartic for him.

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