Sir Anthony Hopkins opens up on alcohol battle

When alcohol hits you, oftentimes it hits you hard. So many alcoholics find it difficult to get out of their alcohol addiction due to many reasons. Most of them have found alcohol as their refuge when things get rough. Others make it as their source of confidence to do things they would never do without alcohol in their system. There are also those who thinks that drinking, excessively, for that matter will make them look cool and so many other reasons.

Sir Anthony Hopkins

But one thing is for sure, if you don’t have the will to get out of it, you will never be. Good thing for people, like Sir Anthony Hopkins who acknowledged that he needed help through Alcoholics Anonymous about his addiction to alcohol. Through alcohol recovery programs, there will always be hope and ways to get out of your addiction.

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The Oscar-winning star admitted he was “very difficult to work with” early in his stage career because he “was usually hungover”.

He said he turned his life around following a talk with a woman from Alcoholics Anonymous in 1975.

Sir Anthony, 80, was born in Port Talbot but now lives in Los Angeles.

Speaking to about 500 students at the University Of California, the Silence Of The Lambs star discussed his problems with alcohol and the impact it had on his early career.

He said: “Because that’s what you do in theatre, you drink. But I was very difficult to work with, as well, because I was usually hungover.”

Sir Anthony added he had been “disgusted, busted and not to be trusted” while he was drinking.

The actor told how he started to change following the talk with the Alcoholics Anonymous woman, who asked him “why don’t you just trust in God?”.

From then on the urge to drink was “never to return”, he added…


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