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Rebel Hopper sees golf as natural high

Hollywood rebel Dennis Hopper is hooked again — this time on golf.

"Golf is addictive. It replaces the drugs. It replaces the alcohol. I see it as a natural progression. I suppose that if you survive your drug days, you have golf ahead of you. That is, if you have any brain left at all," Hopper told Maximum Golf for the magazine's April issue.

The "Easy Rider" and "Apocalypse Now" star said golf became his drug of choice 18 years ago.

"At the time I thought they (drugs and alcohol) were a great help," he said. "Even though I thought I was doing great work, I was really doing OK work. I had to return to the basics, to what I learned from (acting coach Lee) Strasberg, and to create out of that rather than out of some nose powder or martini."