Nicole’s story: 14 and hooked on drugs


Socialite Nicole Richie began her battle with illegal drugs at the tender age of 14 when she became hooked on cocaine. reports that the now 24-year-old daughter of Lionel Richie was arrested for heroin possession in 2003. Charges were dropped after she successfully completed terms of her probation.

Nicole, who is planning to marry her fiancé Adam Godstein next year, admitted that she “probably would” try heroin again because of her addictive personality. She says, “In my circle, pot at 13 was normal and so was drinking once in a while but that wasn’t my thing. And then I started getting into cocaine at like 14 or 15. Then I stopped and went onto heroin — at about 19. Considering I probably don’t remember half of what happened to me, I can only imagine how out of control I was.”