Despite being associate with such substance-fueled films like “The Hangover,” Oscar-nominated actor Bradley Cooper recently opened up in an interview with GQ magazine that he sobered up nearly ten years ago. Since that time, his career and his self-confidence have reached new heights.
Cooper admitted that alcohol and drug abuse were seriously affecting him in a negative way, stating, “if I continued it, I was really going to sabotage my whole life.” He said it was hindering his work by preventing him from being the best he could be.
Later in the interview, Cooper exclaimed, “I’m sober, and I’m like, ‘Oh, I’m actually myself. And I don’t have to put on this air to be somebody else, and this person still wants to work with me?..’ I was rediscovering myself in this workplace, and it was wonderful.”
Bradley Cooper is just one of many popular celebrities to endorse a lifestyle without substance abuse, joined by others who have recently sought help for addiction. Artists can sometimes be tortured souls searching for an outlet and an identity. Too many beloved actors and actresses, as well as other celebrities, have had their lives cut short as a result of their alcohol or drug abuse.
Thankfully people like Bradley Cooper have had the insight and resolve to overcome substance abuse, hopefully inspiring others to do the same. For those who are seeking help for addiction, or have a loved one in need, contact Addiction Treatment Services today.