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    Profiles Of Addiction Recovery | Christian Slater

    Hollywood actor Christian Slater is known for his countless roles in television and film, receiving numerous awards and nominations. Throughout his career, however, he has struggled with substance abuse.

    Drunk Driving & Drug Abuse

    According to Rolling Stone, Slater received two DUIs when he was 19, his first time partaking in drug use which resulted in legal repercussions. In 1989, he was forced to stay 10 days in jail due to drunk driving.

    Slater’s drug abuse problems worsened in 1997 when he assaulted a police officer and his girlfriend at the time. It was determined he was under the influence of alcohol, heroin, and cocaine.

    Slater was arrested in 2005 when a woman accused him of groping her on the street in Manhattan, resulting in Slater receiving a third-degree sexual abuse charge. However, the charges were later dropped.

    Jail, Rehab, & Recovery

    After his assault on a police offer in 1997, Slater entered a rehab facility while on bail. Once he received his sentence, he spent 3 months in jail.

    After leaving jail, he spent another 3 months in rehab. According to The Guardian in a 2015 interview, Slater stated he set aside alcohol and other drugs so he could be a respectable role model for his kids. 

    However, the last thing Slater wants is to be celebrated for living a life in recovery.

    About Christian Slater

    Christian Slater was born on August 18, 1969, in New York City. He attended the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Performing Arts.

    Slater’s career began early, making his debut on Broadway and eventually performing One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest at the London West End in the 1970s. In 1986, he was in the film The Name of the Rose with co-star Sean Connery.

    Playing The Bad Boy

    After playing the dark and jaded character “J.D” in Heathers opposite Winona Ryder, he became a movie star, being cast for the role instead of famous names at the time such as Brad Pitt. However, the film would continue his streak as a “bad boy,” frequently taking roles of that nature such as his similar character in Pump Up the Volume.

    During the 1990s, Slater was considered a major actor and compared to the famous Jack Nicholson. He starred in True Romance directed by Quentin Tarantino and received a role in the hit film Interview With the Vampire after River Phoenix sadly passed away.

    Other notable films Slater starred in include:

    • Very Bad Things
    • Hard Rain
    • Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
    • Broken Arrow
    • Kuffs
    • Nymphomaniac

    In 2000, Slater married Ryan Haddon, but the couple divorced in 2007. He married Brittany Lopez in 2013.

    Mr. Robot & T.V.

    In 2014, Slater starred in the tv series Mr. Robot alongside Rami Malek. Slater’s character was an essential part of “Elliot,” Malek’s character. Slater’s performance in the tv show won him a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role.

    Slater also works in voice acting, appearing in Disney’s Star Wars franchise as well as the sitcom Inside Job.

    Recovery Is Possible

    Alcohol and drug abuse impacts everyone, but recovery is possible with peer and professional support. If you or a loved one live with alcohol or drug addiction, reach out to Ark Behavioral Health to learn how we can assist you on the road to recovery.

    Written by Ark Behavioral Health Editorial Team
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