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Eliza Dushku Reveals She's 8 Years Sober & Talks Overcoming Her Battle With Substance Abuse

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You can overcome addiction with a little faith.

That was Eliza Dushku's message detailing her own struggle with substance abuse at the New Hampshire Youth Summit on Opioid Awareness.

On Tuesday's summit, the Buffy the Vampire Slayer alum revealed she is an alcoholic and addict who has been sober for eight years.

Photos: Bring It On Costars Reunite After 15 Years!

The actress — who spoke at the request of the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation, which sponsored the summit — recounted her own battle with addiction to the audience of Boston students.

The 36-year-old remembered:

"It was fun, and I loved it, until it wasn't. Drugs didn't love me. They didn't love my family. They definitely didn't love my friends that died."

After speaking on the harrowing experience of going to the funerals of her party friends, the actress revealed that she first decided to get sober for her family, continuing:

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Former Scandalized Miss USA Credits Donald Trump For Saving Her Life!

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Donald Trump has found a celebrity ally!

And no, we're not talking about Scott Baio. Instead, former Miss USA Tara Conner is speaking out in favor of her former boss and has even credited him as the one who saved her life.

Related: Alec Baldwin Writing A Whole Fake Memoir As President Trump!

In case you forgot, back in 2006, Miz Conner made headlines after she was caught underage drinking, using cocaine, and kissing Miss Teen USA Katie Blair at a NYC nightclub. As the beauty queen put it herself, she became known nationwide as "Mess USA." Shockingly, Drumpf decided to let Tara keep her title and publicly gave the blonde beauty a second chance — on the condition she enter rehab.

And it seems now, Conner can pay back Trump's generosity by being a vocal supporter of his presidency. In a written piece for USA Today, the 31-year-old noted:

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EXCLUSIVE! Keane Frontman Tom Chaplin Makes His Solo Debut With A Powerhouse Performance Of Quicksand! Watch!

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The road to recovery isn't a quick one.

That's why Tom Chaplin's inspiring new song Quicksand is all about encouraging those who get sucked down by life to keep rolling on.

The Keane frontman released his debut solo album The Wave last month, which was recorded after his three-year battle with addiction.

EXCLUSIVE: Mischa Barton Needs To Explain!

While the British crooner is no stranger to hit singles with his band, Chaplin showed a more vulnerable side of himself when stopped by the studio for an uplifting performance!

Ch-ch-check out the stunning solo debut (above)!

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Dementia, & Dementia Alone, Is To Blame For David Cassidy's Memory Struggles

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Setting the record straight!

After David Cassidy struggled to remember the words to a song he's been singing for almost 50 years, many fans believed his struggles with alcoholism had resurfaced. However, The Partridge Family alum has since revealed that he's battling dementia.

Related: Danny Sends Support David's Way Amid Dementia Admission

In fact, Mr. Cassidy is vehement that his troubling performance had everything to do with the memory loss disease and NOT his past addiction to alcohol. During a candid chat with People, the 66-year-old explained:

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Lisa Rinna Commends Kim Richards For Being (Mostly) Sober On RHOBH… Only To Then Call Kyle Her Enabler!

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Lisa Rinna has made a lot of enemies in her short tenure on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, but none of her relationships are as strained as her "friendship" with Kim Richards.

The soap opera actress and the former child star's infamous fighting turned physical in The Netherlands two years ago when Kim had the audacity to threaten Lisa's husband Harry Hamlin – but that was apparently only the beginning of their feud.

Video: Lisa's Apology To Kim Last Week Didn't Last Long… Clearly

That's because despite getting demoted to "Friend Of" for the two most recent RHOBH seasons, Kyle Richards' big sister's sobriety is STILL being questioned by Lisa to this very day!

In fact, during Tuesday night's all-new episode, Rinna threw out a boozy theory about her costar to newbie Eden Sassoon, saying:

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George Michael's Cousin Believes Singer Died From Overdosing On 'Hard Drugs' — And Demands To Know Who Gave Them To Him!

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George Michael's cause of death may have been ruled "inconclusive," one of his loved ones believes he knows exactly what led to the singer's untimely passing.

On Tuesday, Andros Georgiou opened up to BBC Two's Victoria Derbyshire about the late legend's drug abuse issues, saying he believes the Wham! frontman had recently been reintroduced to serious narcotics:

"Hard drugs had been back in his life."

Which drugs? Andros revealed crack cocaine had been one of the iconic artist's favorites.

Related: Andros Bashes George's Boyfriend!

George and Andros had been such close childhood friends that they often referred to each other as "cousins." And even though the two had a big falling out in 1998, the ex-music producer believes drugs killed his former BFF, adding:

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Judy Garland's Third Husband Says The Icon Once Slashed Her Own Throat During Scary Suicide Attempt In New Memoir

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Judy Garland was so troubled.

A new memoir was released by the Wizard Of Oz star's late husband, Sid Luft, detailing the iconic actress' scary suicide attempts and her dangerous drug dependency.

The book was created from the notes Sid took for his autobiography, which he couldn't complete before he died in 2005.

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Judy's third spouse said that, in the 1950s, the star slit her own throat in their Beverly Hills home because of her deep depression, recalling:

"Judy had cut her throat with a razor blade…. What demons inhabited her soul just when life seemed so rich and productive? It was a gigantic puzzlement that she would poison herself with pills, and that the toxic reaction to whatever she swallowed would create an impulse for self-mutilation."

Doctors ultimately saved her life, but Sid remembered another terrifying attempt years later.

The businessman explained Ms. Garland had cut her wrists while they were staying in a Washington D.C. hotel:

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