Jamie Lee Curtis Sees 20+ Years Of Sobriety As Her 'Legacy'

Ashley Hunte
Curtis, 64, has been sober for over 22 years.
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Celebrities go through as many hardships as us regular folk. In a lot of instances, they're pretty good at hiding their struggles from the public eye. We may not know a celebrity has been sick, or struggles with addiction, or has had any kind of personal setback, for years, if ever.

Jamie Lee Curtis is one such star who kept her struggles with addiction hidden. With more than two decades of sobriety behind her belt, Curtis has begun to open up about the journey in recent years.

Curtis Hid An Opioid Addiction For Nearly A Decade.

The Halloween star first became addicted to opioids in 1989 after receiving a prescription following plastic surgery, PEOPLE reports. Curtis managed to hide her addiction for years, stealing pills from friends and family. He sister was the first to learn of her addiction after Curtis tried to steal pills from her.

In 1999, the star began her sobriety journey. She attended her first recovery meeting in February of that year, and continues to attend meetings to this day. In more recent years, Curtis acts as a mentor for those who are struggling with their own sobriety journeys.

In 2021, Curtis Celebrated 22 Years Of Sobriety With An Instagram Post.

Curtis posted a picture of herself with a drink in hand onto her Instagram account, alongside a caption that reads, "A LONG time ago… In a galaxy far, far away… I was a young STAR at WAR with herself. I didn't know it then. I chased everything. I kept it hidden. I was a sick as my secrets.

"With God's grace and the support of MANY people who could relate to all the 'feelings' and a couple of sober angels...I've been able to stay sober, one day at a time, for 22 years."

Nowadays, Curtis Sees Being Sober As A Legacy.

For Curtis, being able to remain sober for the rest of her life is an important legacy, "Because I'm stopping what has been a generational issue in my biological family. It'll be the single greatest thing I do, if I can stay sober. Because generations of people have had their lives ruled and ruined by alcoholism and drug addiction."

Curtis' Family Has A History Of Addiction.

Jamie Lee Curtis
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Curtis' father, Tony Curtis, struggled with alcohol, cocaine, and heroin addictions. Her half-brother, Nicholas Curtis, also struggled with a heroin addiction. He passed away from an overdose in 1994.

Curtis expressed her pride and gratitude for being able to break the cycle that affected her family for years.

h/t Shape