On Saturday, October 27, Demi Moore was named Woman of Year at the Peggy Albrecht Friendly House 29th Annual Awards Luncheon. When it was her turn to speak, she used the opportunity to open up about her own struggles with sobriety. Read on for the latest.
The Friendly House provides support for women who are recovering from substance abuse, and Demi explained that this cause is especially important to her. “I feel like there are defining moments in our lives that shape who we are and the direction we go, and early in my career, I was spiraling down a path of real self-destruction, and no matter what successes I had, I just never felt good enough,” she said in her speech.
She said that she had “absolutely no value" for herself, which ultimately lead her to a “real crisis point.” She shared, “It wasn’t clear at the time the reason — maybe it was divine intervention — but two people who I barely knew stepped up and took a stand for me, and they presented me with an opportunity.”
The 55-year-old continued, “In fact, it was more like an ultimatum … unless I was dead, that I better show up. They gave me a chance to redirect the course of my life before I destroyed everything. Clearly, they saw more of me than I saw of myself. And I’m so grateful because without that opportunity, without their belief in me, I wouldn’t be standing here today.”
“I know in a moment of great struggle for me, I reached out to a wise teacher and expressed my fear that I wasn’t good enough,” she added. Demi also credited her supportive daughters, Rumer, 30, Scout, 27, and Tallulah, 24, for helping her stay healthy.
The G.I. Jane star first went to rehab back in the the mid-1980s for drug and alcohol addition.
Back in 2012, after she collapsed and suffered convulsions in her Los Angeles residence, she was sent back to rehab once again. This time, she was reportedly treated for both addiction and an eating disorder.
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