You’ve probably heard of the “curse of the child star” – it is a well-publicized phenomenon, the dark cloud of poor decision-making, drug addiction, and sometimes even death that follows childhood celebrities on their journey to adulthood. A staggering number of young celebs face this shadow of misfortune, and we hear of more and more cases every year.

Lindsay Lohan, Macaulay Culkin, and Amanda Bynes are three examples, and all have been making headlines lately for their misadventures, ranging from stints in rehab to drug-addled experiences on foreign shores, from hit and runs to downright crazy behavior.

This infographic from Clarity Way takes a look at the timeline of these three actors thrust into the limelight early in life, explaining where they are now and how they got there.

The Curse of the Child Star: Celebrity Drug Addiction

Irma Wallace

Irma Wallace

Co-founder and Vice President of SearchRank, responsible for many of the day to day operations of the company. She is also founder of The Arizona Builders’ Zone, a construction / home improvement portal.

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