Dennis Hopper's battle with drugs, alcohol
"I've been sober now for 18 years," Hopper told the Dish Rag in 2001, when I visited him at his Venice compound for a profile which appeared in the magazine, Cigar Afficionado. (He loved and collected cigars).
"With all the drugs, psychedelics and narcotics I did, I was [really] an alcoholic," he admitted. "Honestly, I only used to do cocaine so I could sober up and drink more."