Society is fascinated with celebrities. The truth is that famous people struggle with alcoholism and addiction issues just like anyone else. They also get sober and lead healthy lives in recovery. Here are some quotes from celebrities about their struggles with addiction and the gifts of addiction recovery.
What Celebrities Say About Their Addiction
One thing that addicts understand is the insanity and hopelessness that accompanies addiction. If you are stuck in the cycle of addiction and believe that no one could possibly relate to the way you are feeling, this just is not the case. Here are just a few quotes from sober celebrities that prove this point.
“I had a Sprite bottle filled with vodka and it was just nine in the morning and I was throwing up in the car and this was just to get on a plane to go back to LA to the sober living house that I was staying at. … I had all the help in the world, but I didn’t want it. When I hit that moment I was like, it’s no longer fun when you’re doing it alone.” – Demi Lovato
“I was living alone, and I think I was really freaked out. I drank a lot. I think it was more to do with going out in public and having a battle within me of thinking no, I can have a totally normal life.” – Daniel Radcliffe
“The priority of any addict is to anesthetize the pain of living to ease the passage of day with some purchased relief.” – Russell Brand
Quotes From Celebrities About Addiction Recovery
Just as celebrities have stories about their addiction struggles, they also have plenty to say about the gifts of addiction recovery. Here are just a few memorable quotes describing life on the other side of addiction.
“I couldn’t believe that anybody could be naturally happy without being on something. So I would say to anybody, ‘It does get better.’ ” – Eminem
“Being in recovery has given me everything of value that I have in my life. Integrity, honesty, fearlessness, faith, a relationship with God, and most of all gratitude. It’s given me a beautiful family and an amazing career. I’m under no illusions where I would be without the gift of alcoholism and the chance to recover from it.” – Rob Lowe
“My recovery from drug addiction is the single greatest accomplishment of my life … but it takes work — hard, painful work — but the help is there, in every town and career, drug/drink freed members of society, from every single walk and talk of life to help and guide.” – Jamie Lee Curtis
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