"I found myself drinking two bottles of wine on the couch and I said, 'Jada, I think we've got a problem here,'" she has said. "I had problems with alcohol and I really had to get in contact with the pain, whatever that is, and then I had to get some other tools in how to deal with the pain.From that day on I went cold turkey; I haven't had a drink in eight years."
“There was a period of about four years where I needed to quit drinking. And the drinking got in the way [of my career],” he has said. "…My life was ruined I was homeless, careless and broke with no career, so yes, it was worth it [to get sober].”
"You drink a beer and think nothing of it. It was a culture that was so different," Rob has said. "Without even knowing it, it became just a big part of my life to the point where … I decided that I needed to go and get help."
"I was drinking up to more than two bottles of wine a night," she has said. "Yes, by myself. It was my son Michael who saw me refilling my glass and said point blank, 'Mommy, you are not going to drink anymore, are you?' It was at that moment—August 9, to be exact—I knew I had to get sober. I haven’t had a drink since."
"I really didn't think I would pass 30. I don't know why or whatever, I just didn't. That's a very weird thing to say, I'm sorry. I don't know. Maybe it's because I was drinking so much as a youth," she has said. "I drank a lot when I was a teenager and I don't drink any more, because that's when I thought, you know, I'm gonna end up a car wreck. I just had a fatalistic view of the whole situation at that point."
"I started smoking cigarettes when I was 9½. I was, like, smoking constantly and going out and doing everything I could do to be bad. I thought, 'Well, if I smoke cigarettes, I can drink.'" she has said. "At first it was with friends. Just sneaking. I would drink not to have fun—I would drink to get drunk… What I did kept getting worse and worse, and I didn't care what anybody else thought."
"There were times when I was so filled with self loathing and self hatred, and then combine that with the alcohol and the lack of judgement that provides… it's a very good thing that I never owned a gun, because I don't know what would have happened," he has said.
"…All the hard boozing I’ve been doing over the years finally caught up to me. I was drinking hard every day, until one night I was sitting at home, poured myself another drink around midnight and was about to watch a movie when all of a sudden I didn’t feel so good," he has said. "I then collapsed to the ground unconscious."
"My liver and kidney’s collapsed on me. Needless to say it scared me straight. I finally realized I can’t drink anymore. If I have one drink the docs say I will die."