Christian Slater is now five years sober and says he likes to reach out to others who are struggling — like Lindsay Lohan.
Christian is hoping to make a comeback by returning to TV in the Fox show, Breaking In.
“Jobs are few and far between these days, so I’m just grateful for the opportunities,” he tells Details magazine. I have children and responsibilities now.”
“The last five years of my life have been great. Really different,” he explains of quitting drinking and drugs. “I just celebrated five years of sobriety. I’ve been trying to take time for myself and to be with my kids. I went to Africa and ended up building schools there. I went on a USO tour to Bahrain and Djibouti. I went to Walter Reed hospital. These aren’t things I ever considered doing.”
“Look, I could spend a lot of time kicking the shit out of myself for the choices I made,” Christian explains. “I was dealing with alcoholism and addiction, and there was a lot to take on without much life experience. Addiction is not pretty, and you don’t fully understand it unless you’re dealing with it head-on. That’s why when I see other kids struggling, I will sometimes reach out to them — a call or an e-mail.”
So, did he reach out to Lindsay Lohan then?
“Sure, of course,” he says. “I appreciated the people who reached out to me. It’s a brutal position to be in. You feel alone and confused over where your life went and how you got yourself in this situation.”