Hollywood Superstar Reveals Secret 10 Year Battle with Drug Addiction

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October 24, 2018Oct 24, 2018

Hollywood superstar Jamie Lee Curtis has just revealed a secret she has kept hidden for about 10 years. The actress has shared with news outlets that she was previously addicted to opiates.

According to reports, Curtis explained her addiction began after she underwent surgery for her "hereditary puffy eyes" in 1989. Following her surgery, she was prescribed opiates.

While battling her addition, Curtis said she would steal pills from her family and friends. It wasn't until February of 1999, when she attended a recovery meeting, that things took a turn for the better.

She told her husband that day of the meeting about the addiction she had kept a secret. Breaking the cycle of substance abuse her family had been in for years has proved to be her greatest accomplishment.

“I’m breaking the cycle that has basically destroyed the lives of generations in my family,” she said. “Getting sober remains my single greatest accomplishment… bigger than my husband, bigger than both of my children and bigger than any work, success, failure. Anything.”

When revealing her past secret, the "Halloween" star shared that she still attends recovery meetings and has been sober for almost 20 years. What do you think about this? Let us hear your thoughts on this! In other recent news, seven children have died and 11 more after fighting for their lives after a viral outbreak has spread.