How Michael Douglas' son became a crystal meth dealer injecting himself with cocaine three times an HOUR, and went to prison for seven years  - before turning his life around when an inmate told him about his father's cancer

  • The iconic actor's son first started using drugs as a teen, smoking marijuana and drinking excessively
  • By the time he was in his 20s, Cameron Douglas was carrying a gun as he was dealing methamphetamine to help support his drug habit 
  • He started abusing drugs at the age of 13, and by 25 he would 'inject coke as often as three times an hour'
  • Michael Douglas and Cameron's mother, 63-year-old former model Diandra Luker, struggled trying to get their son clean 
  • Cameron has had a few stints in prison, including one that occurred after a 2009 DEA sting operation
  • Today he is father to a toddler girl and hopes to help other addicts find help 

Michael Douglas and his son Cameron Douglas are speaking candidly about the latter's long struggle with drug abuse, with the actor sharing that there were 'moments when hope dwindled.' 

The iconic actor's son first started using drugs as a teen, smoking marijuana and drinking excessively. 

By the time he was in his 20s, Cameron was carrying a gun as he was dealing methamphetamine to help support his drug habit.

Michael Douglas and Cameron Douglas spoke candidly about the latter's struggles with drug addiction

Michael Douglas and Cameron Douglas spoke candidly about the latter's struggles with drug addiction

'I hated the wreckage I saw in my life because of drugs, but I just couldn't stop,' the 40-year-old explained to People

He explained that he started abusing drugs at the age of 13, and by 25 he would 'inject coke as often as three times an hour'.

And he confessed his addiction cost him a once-promising career as a DJ, as well as acting opportunities. 

Cameron's parents, Douglas and 63-year-old former model Diandra Luker, struggled trying to get their son clean.

'There were moments when hope dwindled… and then it's just a train out of the station,' the 75-year-old Hollywood legend asserted. 'Life became a series of crises. I thought I was going to lose him.' 

The iconic actor's son first started using drugs as a teen, smoking marijuana and drinking excessively
By the time he was in his 20s, Cameron was carrying a gun as he was dealing methamphetamine to help support his drug habit

The iconic actor's son first started using drugs as a teen, smoking marijuana and drinking excessively. By the time he was in his 20s, Cameron was carrying a gun as he was dealing methamphetamine to help support his drug habit

Michael Douglas and Cameron's mother, 63-year-old former model Diandra Luker, struggled trying to get their son clean

Michael Douglas and Cameron's mother, 63-year-old former model Diandra Luker, struggled trying to get their son clean

Cameron would shoot up cocaine nearly daily, withstanding drug-induced seizures. 

Cameron has had a few stints in prison, including one that occurred after a 2009 DEA sting operation

Cameron has had a few stints in prison, including one that occurred after a 2009 DEA sting operation

'It's the sneaky power, the stranglehold that addiction has when you're in the throes of it,' Cameron explained. 'When you get that far down the rabbit hole, there are a couple options: there's prison and then there's death.' 

Cameron has had a few stints in prison, including one that occurred after a 2009 DEA sting operation. 

He faced five years behind bars for conspiracy to distribute meth and cocaine. Cameron also spent an additional three years in prison after his sentence was extended for possession while he was incarcerated. 

Today, Cameron spends his time raising his 22-month-old daughter Lua with his longtime girlfriend Viviane Thiebes. 

Cameron is determined to help other addicts 'seek help - and maybe save a life.'

The actor is coming out with a memoir about his struggles with addiction called 'Long Way Home.' 

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