- Professionals all over the country — including those in business, tech, and finance — struggle with alcohol and drug abuse.
- Here are seven successful executives who have opened up about their past drug and alcohol use.
- Many of them recovered and went on to run successful businesses, like The Wing and Twitch.
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Addiction can impact anyone — including highly successful business people.
The number of fatal drug overdoses in the US has risen significantly between 1999 and 2017, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, and the world’s alcohol consumption is set to rise by 17% over the next decade.
Highly successful founders and investors — from The Wing cofounder to shoe magnate Steve Madden — have struggled with addiction in the past.
Here are seven successful business people who are open about their past alcohol and drug abuse.
If you or someone you know is struggling with substance use, call SAMHSA’s National Helpline (1-800-662-4357) to get confidential, free, 24/7 support for individuals and family members facing substance use disorders. The service offers referrals to treatment facilities, support groups, and more.