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Jada Pinkett Smith’s Story on Addiction

Celebrities are often in the spotlight because of their role in the entertainment industry; what they do both on – and off – camera becomes a national discussion. When celebrities talk about their past struggles with addiction, this often inspires other people to come forward and talk about their problems – or at least, consider seeking help. American actress, dancer, singer-songwriter and business woman Jada Pinkett Smith (who is married to Will Smith) has recently become more open about her own past with addiction; as stated by USA Today, Smith recalled several addictions that seemed to emerge sporadically over the years, such as sex addiction, alcohol dependency, and exercise addiction. She stated, “My sort of addictions jump, they jump around…I remember reaching a rock bottom that time I was in the house by myself and I had those two bottles of wine and was going for the third bottle…And I was like…’You might have a problem.’”

Jada has become more open about her struggle with addiction on the American web television show Red Table Talk, also starring Willow Smith and Adrienne Banfield-Norris. She explained that she has to be very careful about what she gets into, because she can become very obsessed with different things. Fox News recalls that Smith considers herself a “binger”, and ultimately quit alcohol “cold turkey” (however, this is not the safest way to recover).

According to the show, Jada also recalls her mother struggling with addiction, particularly with heroin. She stated, “I could tell when my mother was high. She couldn’t make it on time to pick me up from school. Or she’s nodding off, falling asleep in the middle of something.”

Jada’s now fully aware of the obsessive-type of relationship she can have with certain things and activities. Ultimately, it’s this awareness that can really benefit her as she works through her journey to recovery. If you’re currently struggling with addiction, the first step is to seek treatment. Speak with a professional from a reputable treatment center to learn more about options to best suit your needs. Recovery is possible.

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