Corey Haim is not the first—or the last—former child star who became a drug addict. Some make a full recovery. Many, sadly, do not.

Whether it's the fame at a young age and an inability to cope when it goes away, or the idea that, thanks to their celebrity status, they can get away with anything, there are a million possible explanations why child stars end up turning to drugs and alcohol later in life. It's not a nice trend, but based on all this evidence, it's very real indeed.

A Field Guide to Child Stars Gone Bad

Jodie Sweetin
Role: Stephanie Tanner on Full House
Drug of Choice: Coke, alcohol, ecstasy, but mostly crystal meth
Where Are They Now?: Her memoir unSweetined, about coming off drugs after her public "sobriety" came out in November

A Field Guide to Child Stars Gone Bad

Dana Plato
Role: Kimberly Drummond on Diff'rent Strokes
Drug of Choice: Valium and alcohol
Where Are They Now?: The cautionary tale of what can happen to child stars, she died of an overdose of painkillers which was later ruled a suicide. She was 34

A Field Guide to Child Stars Gone Bad

Corey Feldman
Role: Cory Haim's friend and co-star, he had a string of hits including The Goonies, Stand by Me, The Lost Boys, and License to Drive
Drug of Choice: Heroin, among other drugs
Where Are They Now?: Constantly trying to get his career back on track. He and Haim co-starred in a direct-to-DVD sequel of The Lost Boys in 2008

A Field Guide to Child Stars Gone Bad

Danny Bonnaduce
Role: Danny Partridge on The Partridge Family
Drug of Choice: Cocaine, crack, and steroids
Where Are They Now?: A demi-celebrity since the '90s as he publicly battled his demons on various reality programs and hosted some talk shows and radio shows, he's now involved in "celebrity" boxing

A Field Guide to Child Stars Gone Bad

Leif Garrett
Role: A singer and costar on TV shows Family and The Odd Couple
Drug of Choice: Heroin, among other drugs
Where Are They Now?: Arrested for heroin possession in February; now out on bail

A Field Guide to Child Stars Gone Bad

Todd Bridges
Role: Willis Jackson on Diff'rent Strokes
Drug of Choice: Cocaine
Where Are They Now?: Seemingly on the straight and narrow these days, he had a recurring role on Everybody Hates Chris. His exhaustively-titled memoir Killing Willis: From Diff'rent Strokes to the Mean Streets to the Life I Always Wanted comes out later this month.

A Field Guide to Child Stars Gone Bad

Tatum O'Neal
Role: The youngest-ever Oscar winner for her role in Paper Moon
Drug of Choice: Heroin
Where Are They Now?: Following her divorce from tennis player John McEnroe, she still occasionally acts. She was arrested for trying to purchase crack in 2008

A Field Guide to Child Stars Gone Bad

Brian Bonsall
Role: Little Andy Keaton on Family Ties
Drug of Choice: Alcohol and marijuana
Where Are They Now?: Already on probation for assault, he was arrested for marijuana possession in February

A Field Guide to Child Stars Gone Bad

Edward Furlong
Role: John Connor in Terminator 2: Judgment Day
Drug of Choice: Cocaine and heroin
Where Are They Now?: Filming The Green Hornet.

A Field Guide to Child Stars Gone Bad

Anthony Michael Hall
Role: A member of the Brat Pack who starred in The Breakfast Club and Sixteen Candles
Drug of Choice: Went to rehab for alcohol at 17
Where Are They Now?: Still acting and recently shot episodes of CSI: Miami and Community

A Field Guide to Child Stars Gone Bad

Brad Renfro
Role: The title character in The Client
Drug of Choice: Heroin
Where Are They Now?: Died of an overdose in 2008 at 25.

A Field Guide to Child Stars Gone Bad

Bobby Driscoll
Role: Starred in Disney movies of the '40s and '50s including Song of the South, So Dear to My Heart, and Treasure Island
Drug of Choice: Arrested for marijuana in 1956, but also a heavy heroin user
Where Are They Now?: A fixture at Andy Warhol's Factory, he died penniless in the East Village at 31.

A Field Guide to Child Stars Gone Bad

Mackenzie Phillips
Role: Julie Cooper Horvath on One Day at a Time
Drug of Choice: Cocaine and heroin
Where Are They Now?: Did you miss this?

A Field Guide to Child Stars Gone Bad

Drew Barrymore
Role: First rose to fame as Gertie in E.T.
Drug of Choice: In her autobiography she talks about drinking, smoking pot, and snorting coke before her 14th birthday
Where Are They Now?: She's Drew Fucking Barrymore!