The notorious “curse of the child star” has been well-publicized, and with good reason: a staggering number of childhood celebrities grow up to face poor decision-making as a result of untreated drug and alcohol addiction, and in some cases, even untimely death.
Why does such misfortune follow these young actors and actresses? Many experts cite the huge amount of responsibilities these children face, thrust under the spotlight and forced to face all of the emotional aftereffects of growing up too quickly. As celebrities, they are expected to be perfect. Even when they are not in front of a camera, their personal lives are invaded by paparazzi and celebrity gossip.
In the following infographic, The Curse of the Child Star, we examine the downfall of three celebrities: Lindsay Lohan, Macaulay Culkin, and Amanda Bynes. Each found fame – the ultimate gateway drug – early on, and unfortunately have experienced the adverse effects substance abuse can cause.
Infographic by Clarity Way Rehab Center