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Eve Reveals She's Had Addiction Problems With Pills And Booze

Eve opens up about pill alochol addiction
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May 16 2018, Updated 4:05 p.m. ET

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Award-winning rapper and new co-host of The Talk Eve opened up about her battle with addiction. She revealed on the show that she went through a "dark period," during which she depended on pills and booze to "numb her pain."

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"At a time in my life, at a point in my life, I’d gone through, and like she says, a dark hole," Eve, 39, admitted during Tuesday's episode of The Talk, referring to Willow Smith's confession that she'd gone through a period during which she cut herself. "I call it my ‘dark hole’ period, my dark period," she said.

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“I was out of a toxic relationship, I didn’t have a TV show, I didn’t have a record deal," the Grammy winner continued. "I was just kinda like, what is happening with my life? So I started drinking, a lot.”

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"I started drinking, and drinking, and drinking because I didn’t want to deal with my emotions," Eve, who got a DUI in 2007, said. "I didn’t have anybody to really talk to. I was even popping Xanax and drinking to numb my pain."

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At the time, however, Eve admitted she "didn’t see that I was harming myself." She added, "I just felt like I was coping, but I really wasn’t. You know, you think of harming yourself as cutting or something, but drinking and drugs is exactly the same thing in many ways."

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Eve also opened up about her DUI, saying that it woke her up. "I had to wear one of those ankle things," she said. "And I didn’t want to because I knew it would force me to deal with my ‘S’, my stuff, and I did, and thankfully, I did and was able to get healthy."

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What do you think about Eve's problems with pills and alcohol? Let us know in the comments. 

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