Date: 30th May 2001

Downey Jr's Ongoing Drugs Battle

Hollywood actor ROBERT DOWNEY JnR admits his battle against drug abuse is as tough as staying away from a beautiful lady.

But the ALLY MCBEAL star hopes he will be able to overcome his addiction with the support of the Hollywood community. The 36-year-old says, "Cocaine is a lady. And the best way to respect a lady is to stay away from her. I just can't. "

And he adds, "Everyone goes through periods where you get despondent. It's then that you need all the support you can get. Hopefully, I haven't slid too far down the scale on a moral level and people know that I'm an inherently good guy. " (KMW/H/RP)

Source: WENN