1. Stephen King
After a family intervention is 1987, King has remained sober ever since. Stephen King hasn’t exactly been shy about his alcoholism, however.
A large number of novels feature main characters who suffer from the same affliction that he does, including (most famously) Jack Torrence from both the novel and the film version of “The Shining.”
King has also spoken at length during his college tour career about his constant struggle to get his condition under control for good.