Jamie Lee Curtis Celebrates 22 Years Of Sobriety As She Gives Thanks To Those Who Have Helped Her

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Jamie Lee Curtis celebrated her 22 years of sobriety as she looked back at her battle with addiction and gave thanks to all those who have helped her.

“A LONG time ago… In a galaxy far, far away… I was a young STAR at WAR with herself,” the 62-year-old actress captioned her post on Instagram, along with a throwback photo of her posing in front of a bottle of alcohol. The post was noted by People magazine in a piece published Wednesday. (RELATED: There Are More Details About Ben Affleck’s Addiction Issues. They’re Very Disturbing)


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“I didn’t know it then,” she added. “I chased everything. I kept it hidden. I was as sick as my secrets. With God’s grace and the support of MANY people who could relate to all the ‘feelings’ and a couple of sober angels…I’ve been able to stay sober, one day at a time, for 22 years.”


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“I was a high bottom, pun kind of intended, so the rare photo of me proudly drinking in a photo op is very useful to help me remember,” Curtis continued. (RELATED: Anthony Hopkins Marks 45 Years Of Sobriety With Touching Video)

The “True Lies” star then offered support to “all those struggling” and who find themselves on a similar path as her as she referenced her charity, “MY HAND IN YOURS.”

Founded in 2019, Curtis’ foundation “offers various items that are designed to provide comfort, from intention stones and blankets to candles and journals,” according to The Argonaut.

The “Freaky Friday” star’s father, actor Tony Curtis, also struggled with his own addiction to alcohol, cocaine and heroin, the piece noted. Her half-brother, Nicholas Curtis, died of a heroin overdose in 1994.

In 2018, the actress shared with the outlet about her 10-year opioid addiction after she had been prescribed the drug in 1989 after surgery to deal with her “hereditary puffy eyes.” In February 1999 she attended her first recovery meeting.

“I was ahead of the curve of the opiate epidemic,” Curtis shared. “I had a 10-year run, stealing, conniving. No one knew. No one.”

“I’m breaking the cycle that has basically destroyed the lives of generations in my family,” she added. “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.”