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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Young Performers Face Stress and Addictions

The Harry Potter star isn’t the only child actor to have struggled with alcoholism.

Daniel Radcliffe spoke about developing a drinking problem while filming the Harry Potter franchise in British GQ. He’s not the only young actor to have struggled with alcoholism. For the full on Hollywood Youth Stars strugging with drink, go to the Hollywood Reporter by clicking here.

Drew Barrymore: Hand picked by Steven Spielberg to star in E.T. At age 6, Barrymore admitted she had her first drink at 9 and began using drugs the following year.

Tatum O'Neal: The youngest Academy Award winner admitted in her book, A Paper Life, that she tried to kill herself by overdosing on drugs and alcohol at age 12, which she says she got from her father, Ryan O'Neal.

David Arquette: The actor told Oprah Winfrey that he had his first beer at four years old.