Many drug addicts actually want to quit but when they think of how difficult it is or hear the stories of people who have failed, it becomes understandable why get stuck in their addiction. There’s always this fear that they may not be able to do it and they will just be disappointed of themselves and will also be disappointing those around them- family and friends.
On the other hand, there are also a lot of success stories that can be an inspiration. Take Dennis Quaid as an example. Here, he details who he was able to get out of his addiction and be clean. It’s important to spread stories like such so those people who need help can be inspired to change. Aside from inspiration, addiction treatment centers are also a great help for those who wants to be helped.
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Dennis Quaid is opening up about his past cocaine addiction, and how he overcame the drug.
“I grew up in the ’60s and the ’70s and there was a completely different attitude about [drugs] back then. It was even in some movie budgets. I kept roaring on,” the 64-year-old actor said on the Megyn Kelly’s Today. “[I] was basically doing cocaine pretty much on a daily basis during the 80s.”
“I spent many, many a night screaming at God to please take this away from me. [I said], ‘I’ll never do it again because I’ve only got an hour before I have to be at work. At about four o’clock in the afternoon I would go, ‘That’s not so bad,’” he added.
He had an experience that helped him realize he needed to get clean. “I had what I call a ‘white light experience’ where I saw myself either dead or losing everything that meant anything to me,” he said.
Dennis also spoke about his past marriage to Meg Ryan during the interview..