18 Child Stars Gone (Very) Bad

Hollywood can be a dream maker, but more often than not, it’s a dream breaker.

Growing up in the spotlight puts enormous pressure on a person. Unfortunately, bright lights, fame and fortune sometimes come at a high price for child stars. Whether it’s drugs, drunk driving, or outrageous behavior, some troubled stars have had their rough patches. While some managed to clean up their act, others unfortunately allowed fame to get the best of them.

Here are some of those tragic young souls who lost their way, and in some cases, found their way back, in the midst of the crazy that is Tinsel Town.

1. Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus

The once innocent girl who starred in Hannah Montana no longer exists. The young star has become a racy adult famous for twerking, grinding on Robin Thicke at the MTV Music Awards, and music that include lyrics like “dancing with Molly” (a popular street drug).