All the Celebrities Who Have Struggled With Drug or Alcohol Addiction
“People have called me a crazy person, people have called me everything—but not a functioning alcoholic. And I would be drinking orange juice and Grey Goose in the morning," he told GQ in April 2020.
"I just wanted to stop," he told a reporter in 1998. "I started regretting some things I did when I was drunk. It's funny to be obnoxious or out of control, but then it's like, 'I think I hurt that person's feelings,' 'I made a fool of myself' or 'I didn't want to kiss that girl.'"
“I was killing myself with all the drinking and pills,” Simpson writes frankly. In 2017, she told her friends: “I need to stop. Something’s got to stop. And if it’s the alcohol that’s doing this, and making things worse, then I quit.”
Demi Moore has struggled with addiction off and on for decades, and saw her parents struggle with substance abuse from a young age. The star has gone to rehab several times, once in the ’80s and again in 2012, and she opened up about her struggles in 2019 memoir Inside Out.
“You had all these men sitting around being open and honest in a way I have never heard,” he said. “It was this safe space where there was little judgment, and therefore little judgment of yourself,” he said of AA.
“You’ve got to acknowledge you are an addict every day, first thing, right when you wake up,” he tells guest Gwyneth Paltrow.
“What I’ve learned is that this illness is not something that disappears or fades with time. It is something I must continue to overcome and have not done yet," she wrote in 2018 after a drug overdose.
“I wasn’t a lazy addict. I would make demo tapes and send them around. At the time I didn’t think there was anything wrong with me, until my friends said, ‘Are you doing this alone?’ Um, yes. Me and my mirror."
“It wasn’t my intention to have a problem with it,” he told People of the Vicodin he was prescribed for a jet ski accident. “But from the start I liked how it made me feel, and I wanted to get more…I was out of control and very unhealthy.”
“None of my directors ever said, ‘You know, I’d rather you didn’t drink at work.’ None of them. And they must have known, I was reeking of (alcohol)…I knew I was lucky, and somehow I knew that if I didn’t stop, everything would go tits up – my career, my family, my everything.”"
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