"Our marriage and having a child probably kept me from going off the rails completely," he says, "but it wasn't enough to right the ship." By 1996, Downey's drug use became public with his arrests for drug, gun and DWI offenses."You use whatever rationalization you can to justify the fact that you're not living truthfully," he observes about substance abuse.Professor Kennedy Lees, of Glasgow University's Western Infirmary, said 'Our analysis showed that the greatest benefit comes from earlier treatment, since net benefit is diminishing and is undetectable beyond 4.5 hours. The 'golden hour' after symptoms strike was vital for people to recognise warning signs and get the victim to hospital for treatment, he added.Every year in the UK, approximately 120,000 people have a stroke and 20-30 per cent die within a month.'However, this study suggests that clot busting treatments can still be beneficial to some stroke patients after the three hour time window, up to four and a half hours.After this point the risks of the treatment outweigh the potential minimal benefit to the patient.
But using the drug four and a half hours after symptoms develop could do more harm than good, it says.
I knew the party was over," actor Robert Downey Jr. "It was time for me to come out of the Dark Ages and get real." For much of his adult life, Downey, 43, was caught in a ruinous cycle of drug addiction, imprisonment and disgrace.
Downey claims that by 8 he already had used drugs with his filmmaker father.
is on the cover of Parade this weekend in advance of his big-budget flick "Iron man," and inside he talks about his previous relationship with Sarah Jessica Parker, his long battle with drugs and being a parent.
From the press release: "Five or six years ago, I saw the writing on the wall.