is writing a memoir of his drug use and recovery for Atria Books. Sizemore, whose acting chops landed him roles in the Academy Award-winning
and "Black Hawk Down," has had very public struggles with cocaine and
. There were arrests, and then recovery on reality TV.
"Sizemore, who once romanced
and whose performances in films from
Black Hawk Down
elevated him from character actor to the star of his own TV series in
Robbery Homicide Division
, lost it all due to his
struggles. At his lowest point, Sizemore was accused of domestic violence by
and traded a Beverly Hills mansion for a solitary confinement cell at Chino State Prison."
A possibly lower point was when Sizemore, trying to pass a drug test, was busted for using a device called "The Whizzinator." That was in 2005, when the actor, who was on probation, was required to take a urinalysis before leaving to shoot a film in Cambodia. The Whizzinator included a pair of men's underwear, a repository for drug-free pee, heat packs and a prosthetic, um, male pee-delivery device.
Another unusual moment in Sizemore's struggles and recovery was when
appeared on his behalf at a sentencing hearing in 2007.