15 – Aaron Carter
“I never wanna hear your say, ‘I want it that way.’” Another teen heartthrob from the 1990s, singer Nick Carter rose to fame with the Backstreet Boys only to have his younger brother, Aaron, cash in on his growing fame when he was 10 years old.
By 2000, Aaron had already released his second album, Aaron’s Party (Come Get It), that sold three million copies in the United States alone thanks to singles like “I Want Candy” and “That’s How I Beat Shaq.”
Despite his quick rise to fame as a teen idol, Carter’s drug problems started in the mid-2000s when he was first pulled over for speeding and officers found marijuana in his car.
Carter seemed to have his addiction in check in 2009 when he appeared on Dancing with the Stars but, by 2011, he admitted himself into the Betty Ford Center for one month as result of a Xanax addiction caused by stage fright from the show. In 2012, Aaron lost his sister to an overdose and has vowed to live clean ever since.