Athletes Battling Substance Abuse

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  • Barry Bonds
  • Dwight Gooden
  • Allen Iverson
  • Addiction Does Not Discriminate
  • Mike Tyson
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  • Ron Tarpley
  • Marion Jones
  • Michael Irvin
  • JaMarcus Russell
  • Lawrence Taylor

Dwight Gooden

Former MLB star Dwighter Gooden, 48, was the youngest player, at 21, to pitch in the All-Star game in 1986, the same year the Mets won the World Series title. However, while his teammates celebrated, Gooden was on a cocaine binge. His battle with drugs resulted in several stints in rehab and him missing the entire 1995 season due to drug suspension. He appeared on Season 5 of VH1’s Celebrity Rehab.

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