Robert Downey Jr.'s son Indio is in trouble. As reported on Oct. 2, 2013 at the Daily Mail, the 20-year-old Indio is in treatment for an addiction to pills. One may ask, is this an example of "like father, like son"?
It's well known that Robert Downey Jr. went to hell and back with an alcohol and drug addiction that almost ruined his career for good. But the "Iron Man" actor came back bigger than he was before his addictions became serious trouble. He credits his wife for becoming drug free, but he also cites therapy, meditation, 12-step recovery programs, and things like yoga.
Unfortunately, when Robert Downey Jr.'s son Indio was born, Robert was in the midst of his addiction. Soon after, an incident happened to him that made him realize he had hit rock bottom, and he needed help:
“I’m thinking, ‘Where’s all that great coke?’ Here I was needing to anesthetize like never before. The wife (Deborah Falconer) has moved out, the kid’s (son Indio) gone, my life is a f**king babyshambles, and I suddenly make the neuropathic connection that there’s nowhere the coke can be but the garbage, and I f**king dig in the thing, and there it is, and it’s so f**king pure and so clean," said Downey Jr. "There I am, in my own kitchen, cooking up some rock – no Vicodin, no Valium, nothing to take the edge off, barely a trace of f**king Absolut Citron (vodka) in the fridge, and I just go, ‘This is as good as it gets right now.’”
Indio came into the world with a father who was throwing his acting talents away with his addictions. Could any of that have to do with Indio's problems now? Later, Downey met and married Susan Levin, and they have a son, Exton. Robert's life as a father with Exton is completely different than the way his life was as a father with Indio.
"This is a nightmare for Robert because his boy has never been in trouble before," said a source. "He's praying for Indio's recovery."
However, Indio's mother, Deborah Falconer, said, "He's doing great. He'll be back playing music and doing better soon."
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