This story discusses substance abuse.
Over the past year, Hayden Panettiere has been very honest about her past struggles with substance abuse.
Last July, she opened up about staying out of the public eye for years while dealing with alcohol and opioid addiction — and last week, she got real about her struggle with self-medication while dealing with postpartum depression. happened.
In a new interview with The New York Times, Hayden opened up more about her past alcohol abuse and what kept her sober.
In interviews, the actor explained that his substance abuse issues often outweighed the amount of script material he received.
Hayden said, “When I got home after acting out what I was really going through, the last thing I wanted to do was manage or process what I was feeling in a healthy way.” Had to talk about that.” “So I turned to unhealthy coping mechanisms.”
At one point, doctors told Hayden that she was experiencing liver failure. “My eyes were yellow,” she said, adding that she would “wake up trembling, needing a whole bottle of wine all day long.”
Hayden has since been sober for almost two years, and she told the NYT that when she was battling addiction, she deleted all of her photos from her phone — but she “used to remind myself how I was.” appeared to be”.
“The fact that I thought I looked fine at the time is the scariest part to me.”
Read full interview here.
If you or someone you know is struggling with substance abuse, you can call SAMHSA’s National Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357) and find more resources here.