Jamie Lee Curtis bravely opens up about her sobriety – “I’d be dead”

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Jamie Lee Curtis courageously shared her journey to sobriety in a recent interview, shedding light on her triumph over opioid addiction.

In the interview on Morning Joe, the 64-year-old actress reflected on her history with opioid addiction, expressing gratitude for successfully overcoming it 24 years ago.

During the conversation, Curtis opened up about her darkest moments, acknowledging that her worst day went almost unnoticed by others. “My worst day was almost invisible to anyone else,” she admitted.

“I’m lucky. I didn’t make terrible decisions high or under the influence that then, for the rest of my life, I regret,” she revealed. Curtis emphasized the unfortunate fate of some women in prison whose lives have been shattered by drugs and alcohol, not due to violent felonies or being horrible people, but because of addiction.

She added, “I am incredibly lucky that that wasn’t my path.”

Sobriety brought clarity and a new perspective for the Oscar-winning actress, who confessed to being an opiate addict drawn to the “opiate buzz.” Curtis candidly shared that “if fentanyl was available, as easily available as it is today on the street, I’d be dead.”

Her battle with addiction persisted until 1999, during which she lived a double life of stealing and scheming without anyone being aware. Nevertheless, she has since asserted that her journey to sobriety stands as her greatest achievement, enabling her to lead an “incredible life.”

Curtis emphasized that her sobriety has been “the key to freedom, the freedom to be me, to not be looking in the mirror in the reflection and trying to see somebody else.”

She continued, “I look in the mirror. I see myself. I accept myself. And I move on because you know what? The world is filled with things we need to do. I’m breaking the cycle that has basically destroyed the lives of generations in my family.”

Having experienced the tragic loss of her brother Nicholas to a heroin overdose at 21 and witnessing her father, actor Tony Curtis, struggle with alcohol and drug abuse, Curtis stated, “Getting sober remains my single greatest accomplishment.” She emphasized that it surpasses her husband, children, and any work-related success or failure.

We’re cheering you on, Jamie Lee!