Jamie Lee Curtis bravely opens up about her sobriety

Oscar winning actress Jamie Lee Curtis has had a heck of a career in the world of film.

She won the award for the film Everything Everywhere All at Once, which received seven awards on a landmark night. In her speech, Jamie thanked her family and those who have supported her “genre movies” throughout the years.

However, besides being an A-Lister, a wife, and a mother, there is something else she’s most proud of, her sobriety.

Recently, Curtis opened up about her history with opioid addiction on the Morning Joe, and said that she is clean for 24 years now, and because of that, she feels “incredibly lucky.”

During the interview, the True Lies star said that some of the darkest moments of her life went unnoticed by others.

“My worst day was almost invisible to anyone else,” she admitted.

“I’m lucky. I didn’t make terrible decisions high or under the influence that then, for the rest of my life, I regret,” she revealed. “There are women in prison whose lives have been shattered by drugs and alcohol, not because they were violent felons, not because they were horrible people, but because they were addicts.”

She added: “I am incredibly lucky that that wasn’t my path.”

Being sober opened new perspectives for Curtis.

Speaking of her past, she recalled how she was an opiate addict who enjoyed the “opiate buzz.” What’s most, she added that “if fentanyl was available, as easily available as it is today on the street, I’d be dead.”

Curtis was addicted until the 1999 when she decided to turn her life over for the better. Before getting sober, she lived a double life of stealing and scheming without her family and friends being aware.

Today, she considers her journey to an opiate free life her greatest achievement, adding it was “the key to freedom, the freedom to be me, to not be looking in the mirror in the reflection and trying to see somebody else.”

Jamie Lee Curtis got candid about her previous opioid addiction and her journey to sobriety 24 years ago.Credit / Rodin Eckenroth / Getty.

“I look in the mirror. I see myself. I accept myself. And I move on because you know what? The world is filled with things we need to do. I’m breaking the cycle that has basically destroyed the lives of generations in my family,” she said.

Curtis’ father, famed actor Tony Curtis struggled with alcohol and drug addiction most of his life and her brother Nicholas died of heroin overdose at 21.

“Getting sober remains my single greatest accomplishment,” she admitted. “Bigger than my husband, bigger than both of my children and bigger than any work, success, failure. Anything.”

Way to go, Jamie Lee Curtis. You truly are one of a kind.

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