2018 was a year of shocking drug addiction revelations, tragic arrests and scary near-death overdoses.
From comedian and former Howard Stern sidekick Artie Lange’s nearly year-long battle in and out of rehab, to the sad and sudden overdose of Demi Lovato, to the heartbreaking death of Mac Miller, the year has suffered many drug related misfortunes.
Join RadarOnline.com for a look back at the most intense drug scandals of the year.
The year started with the disturbing news that former Survivor winner Jenna Morasca was found “unconscious” in her car in Washington, Pennsylvania by police, and had to be revived with Narcan — a drug that reverses the effects of an opioid overdose — several times.
In April, Colin Farrell checked back into rehab, but only to make sure he didn’t start using drugs again! The True Detective star has been sober for more than a decade after battling addiction during his younger years.
Drugs were discovered at the scene of late DJ Avicii's death in April, Muscat, Oman officials exclusively told Radar. His family released a statement saying the 28-year-old musician took his own life.
In June, Demi Lovato admitted in a heartbreaking new song “Sober” that she had relapsed following six years of sobriety.
Just one month later, she was hospitalized for a possible heroin overdose at her Hollywood Hills home.
The 26-year-old had been celebrating backup dancer and BFF Dani Vitale's birthday at Saddle Ranch in Los Angeles, when she reportedly smoked some oxycodone laced with fentanyl.
On Sept. 7, 2018, singer Mac Miller was found dead at his Studio City, Calif. home. According to the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner, Miller, 26, passed away from “mixed drug toxicity,” that included “fentanyl, cocaine and ethanol.”
Cops swarmed Cher’s Malibu home on Sept. 27, but they weren’t looking for the “Believe” singer. Instead, they busted her houseguest, Donovan Ruiz, on charges of supplying powerful painkiller Fentanyl to customers in Ventura and Los Angeles counties.
Artie Lange, already on probation for drug use, tested positive for drugs twice just last month thus violating his deal, RadarOnline.com exclusively learned.
Lange, 50, now faces prison time after violating the rules of his probation.
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