Hayden Panettiere Reveals Opioid & Alcohol Addiction
admitted that she struggled with alcohol and opioid abuse
which hit rock bottom after she experienced postpartum depression after her daughter’s birth in 2014.
The 32-year-old actress revealed her struggles in a joint cover story with
Good Morning America,
released on Wednesday, July 6.
Hayden revealed that while going through an intense bout of postpartum depression, she took solace in “The bottom of a bottle,” and it began to take a toll on her.
“I didn’t have any negative feelings towards my child. I just knew I was deeply depressed.
I didn’t know where the alcoholism was ending, and the postpartum was beginning, and I ran myself pretty ragged,” she said.
When you see a happy-go-lucky girl for years suddenly on the floor in a puddle of mess and alcohol
you’ve got to know something’s wrong,” she explained, before saying how she’s been doing now
It’s an everyday battle. It really is. I’m grateful to say I’m sober today
I didn’t want to be around me. But with the opiates and alcohol I was doing anything to make me feel happy for a moment
Then I’d feel worse than I did before. I was in a cycle of self-destruction
. “I would have the shakes when I woke up and could only function with sipping alcohol.