In the third episode called “Dark Season”, Justin talked about how his addiction struggles got so out of hand, his team had to periodically check on him just to make sure he was alive. He says, “My security would come into my room at night to check my pulse.”
Justin Bieber’s substance abuse problem started with using pills and smoking marijuana every morning. He later turned to harder party drugs like Molly, magic mushrooms, and sipping lean. What lead to Bieber’s substance abuse was his upbringing. “I started valuing the wrong things in this business, because there was things dangling in front of me. If I get this, I’ll be happy. If I do this, I’ll be happy. These are things that I think a lot of people with secure households learn at a young age. I never had that security in a family. I never had that consistency. I never had the reliability and the accountability”, says Bieber. Tabloid headlines over the years flashed that on top of Bieber’s addiction problem, he had many other troubles. Bieber had a DUI, participated in drag racing, was excessively partying, and even had an assault charge.