Addiction does not discriminate, and celebrities are not immune to the harmful effects of addiction. Often found in the spotlight, celebrities are typically receiving the most praise – and backlash – from news reporters, fans, professionals, and more. When a celebrity overdoses or becomes addicted to something, everyone knows about it. People Magazine has noted several celebrities who were addicted and overcame their obstacles; the magazine shares some of these celebrities’ insights:
- Alec Baldwin – explained his addiction to Good Morning America by stating that he got sober just before he turned 27. He was a daily drug abuser and a daily alcohol drinker; he considers himself very lucky to have found sobriety at a younger age.
- Derek Whibley – after developing alcoholism, Derek found freedom after waking up sober in a hospital. He stated to People Magazine, “When I woke up sober in the hospital, I knew instantly how bad it was and what had gotten me there and that I wasn’t going to drink anymore. I was so done with it. If anything, it almost felt like a bit of freedom. Finally, something has stopped this whole cycle.”
- Jamie Lee Curtis – noted for being in recovery now for more than 17 years, Jamie explained her experience to the Huffington Post as this: “I was toxic too. I too, waited anxiously for a prescription to be filled for the opiate I was secretly addicted to. I too, took too many at once. I too, sought to kill emotional and physical pain with painkillers. Kill it. Make it stop.”
- Lily Reinhart – actress on the show Riverdale, Lily left Los Angeles and went back home to her parents in North Carolina to work on her mental health. “I didn’t want to admit defeat, but I was like, ‘I need to come home. My mental health is suffering, and it is making me physically ill.’” The actress stated that returning home, seeing her therapist and taking medication for her anxiety helped a lot.
We all come to know and love celebrities because of the talent they have. Whether their talent is writing, producing, acting, singing, or something else, celebrities can inspire and motivate us. If you are considering treatment for your addiction, let their words serve as inspiration to you. Listen to their words of encouragement, their words of wisdom. You deserve to be happy. You deserve to have control over your life.
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