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9 Child Stars Who Behaved Badly But Escaped Tragedy: Can Lindsay Lohan Do the Same?

Can Lindsay Lohan Be Saved?

Lindsay Lohan is in trouble…again. But it’s not just her legal issues that are plaguing her, she seems to have some serious problems be it with drinking, abusing various substances or just a lack of common sense. The once squeaky clean Disney star is looking at more jail time and an upcoming fully nude spread in Playboy.

Is there hope for the fallen star? There is a rich history of child stars who have grown up and fallen into a life of abuse from drugs, to drinking, to eating disorders. But some? They grow out of it and their personal issues become just a hiccup in their life story.

Here are nine celebrities who overcame their vices…let’s hope Lindsay Lohan will be able to join their ranks. nggallery id=’116520′

  • Britney Spears 1 of 9
    Britney Spears
    Britney Spears got her start on the The New Mickey Mouse Club and has been unstoppable ever since. In 2007, Britney had a very public breakdown with shaving off her hair, being charged with a hit-and-run and doing several stints in rehab as well as being committed to a psychiatric ward. But she has turned her life around and continues to care for her boys and tour.
  • Demi Lovato 2 of 9
    Demi Lovato
    Demi Lovato suffered from a eating disorder, harming herself and "self medicating." But she got the help she needed and seems far more healthy and happy now.
  • Drew Barrymore 3 of 9
    Drew Barrymore
    One of the most famous child stars stories, Drew Barrymore proved that you can escape the bad behavior and grow out of it. She was one wild child and now is a powerful player in Hollywood.
  • Macaulay Culkin 4 of 9
    Macaulay Culkin
    The Home Alone star has tried to escape his child star image but it's been hard. As part of his escape he reportedly has dabbled with drugs. But his image hasn't been too hurt by it.
  • Jodie Sweetin 5 of 9
    Jodie Sweetin
    The Full House star had a very bad struggle with drug addiction. But after the birth of her first child, the TV star seems to have gotten her life together.
  • Tatum O’ Neal 6 of 9
    Tatum O' Neal
    Child star Tatum O'Neal has had a long battle with drug addiction using hard drugs like cocaine and heroin. But with treatment she has been - reportedly- drug free and has been working again as well (like her role on Rescue Me ).
  • Haley Joel Osment 7 of 9
    Haley Joel Osment
    The actor known for his work in the The Sixth Sense flipped his car in 2006 and was charged with a DUI and possessing marijuana. He was charged with a misdemeanor, paid his fines and joined AA. He's been out of trouble since.
  • Edward Furlong 8 of 9
    Edward Furlong
    The Terminator 2 star has been caught drunk driving, has been in and out of rehab and also famously tried to free lobsters from a grocery store tank. But Furlong has kept out of the headlines and hopefully has his head on straight now.
  • Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen 9 of 9
    Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen
    These twins have been wildly successful but there have been rumors of bad behavior for years, but they've done a great job of keeping it on the down low. Mary-Kate did go to rehab to deal with her anorexia back in 2004 but has been healthier ever since.
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Photos: PacificCoastNews.com and PR Photos

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