LIFESTYLE

Michael Douglas' Son Cameron Reveals He Was Dangerously Close To Dying At One Point In His Life

Date October 24, 2019

Michael Douglas’ son Cameron had quite a troubled past. His drug addiction started when he was just a teenager and led him to carrying a weapon and dealing. It all ended with the young man spending 7 years in prison.

Michael was terrified that his son will have the same sad story as his half-brother, Eric, who passed away from an accidental overdose in 2004.

Cameron Douglas’ craving for drugs got him really close to repeating his uncle’s destiny.

Сameron Douglas’ addiction

Michael Douglas was brought to his knees after his son’s struggles. The Douglas duo recently had a candid interview about Cameron’s dark past as the 40-year-old released his new memoir.

In The Long Way Home, the Hollywood icon’s son shares how destructive his drug addiction was and the effect it had on his family.

Cameron revealed that at one point, he was ‘pretty close’ to dying, writing in his book that he was 'playing a game of chicken’ with his life.

How to help someone with an addiction

If your loved one is struggling with addiction, there are ways you can help them to fight it. Each situation is unique, but it’s important to be honest and respectful.

Michael Douglas' Son Cameron Reveals He Was Dangerously Close To Dying At One Point In His LifePhotographee.eu / Shutterstock.com

Remember, it’s best not to threaten or criticize them but rather focus on building trust and offer as much support as you can. The road to recovery might be long but with your help, it will be much easier to follow.

Michael Douglas Celebrities