Leave it to Oprah to tease out buried secrets…
David Arquette talked to Oprah about his struggles with addiction over the years, and how he started drinking and doing drugs at a very young age.
“When I had my first drink of beer, I must have been 4-years-old. I was down in the basement with my dad and beer was there and I just grabbed it and drank it. And I remember that. It's one of my earliest memories. I seriously started drinking probably when I was about 12. I stole pot from my father when I was eight years old.”
David also shared the story of his estranged wife Courtney Cox organizing an intervention for him. He woke up from a nap after drinking too much to find Courtney and his sister sitting next to him.
“What are you two doing here together? Courteney's like, ‘Do you mind coming out to the living room for a minute?’ I said, ‘Sure, let me get dressed.’ I put on this white outfit and came out. My best friend was there, my business partner and some guy I don't know, and I go, ‘What up, turkeys? I guess this is my intervention.’”
Being open about your problems is an important part of the life-long journey towards recovery. We’re glad he’s sharing!
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