Robert Downey Jr. Opens Up About His Son’s Struggle With Addiction & How His Own Issues With Substance Abuse May Have Played A Role!

robert downey talks about his sons addictions

It’s no secret Robert Downey Jr. struggled with substance abuse.

In a recent interview, Robert opens up about how his past issues with drugs have affected his son, Indio Downey.

Just this past summer, Indio was arrested for cocaine possession in West Hollywood.

Robert confessed:

“Indio is his mother’s son and my son, and he’s come up the chasm much quicker than we did. But that’s typical in the Information Age; things get accelerated. You’re confronted with histories and predispositions and influences and feelings and unspoken traumas or needs that weren’t met, and all of a sudden you’re three miles into the woods.”

We can understand how Indio’s Hollywood upbringing may have led him to experiment with drugs at an early age, especially combined with his genetic predisposition to addiction.

Downey Jr. added:

“Can you help someone get out of those woods? Yes, you can. By not getting lost looking for them. Pick a dysfunction and it’s a family problem.”

Given Robert’s impressive comeback from addiction, we have all the faith in the world that he can get Indio out of the woods!

We wish the best of luck to Indio and we hope he stays healthy.
[Image via WENN.] & [Instagram.]

Sep 9, 2014 5:01pm PDT

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