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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.

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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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