Leif Garrett is widely known as a 70’s teenage hero. However, his legal troubles have followed him around from the morning he smashed up his motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and Quaalude. The automobile accident left his close friend disabled and also lost Garrett over $7 million due to a negligence lawsuit.
Ever Since, Garrett has been thrown in jail numerous times and attended rehab many times also. His substances of choice stemming from his arrests appear to be heroin and cocaine. Beating the addiction has not been easy on him yet his career has not suffered much because of the addiction. His career has been consistent, but it did slow after 2000 as he has grown older. He joined the other celebrities of Celebrity Rehab with Jeremy London and Jason Wahler and exposed the program for asking him to use drugs so they could record his habits. Leif has said that it took little effort or convincing for him to agree to use for the filming.