Jamie Lee Curtis reveals heavy cocaine session with her father Tony Curtis
Jamie Lee Curtis, the Queen of Scream herself, has detailed the extent to which her drug addict severely impacted her life.
Curtis, who was speaking to Variety as part of a special ‘Recovery’ publishing, joined a series of different celebrities in discussing their life in sobriety after past addiction battles.
Curtis, who has just turned 60, is celebrating 20 years sober after recovering from a heavy addiction to narcotics. “I was the wildly controlled drug addict and alcoholic,” she explained. “I never did it when I worked. I never took drugs before 5 p.m. I never, ever took painkillers at 10 in the morning.
“It was that sort of late afternoon and early evening — I like to refer to it as the warm-bath feeling of an opiate. It’s like the way you naturally feel when your body is cool, and you step into a warm bath, and you sink into it. That’s the feeling for me, what an opiate gave me, and I chased that feeling for a long time.”
Detailing specific drug sessions that remain to the forefront of her memory, Curtis explained that she knew her close family members were dealing with the same issues: “I knew my dad had an issue because I had an issue and he and I shared drugs,” Curtis said.
Explaining more specifically, the actress added: “I did cocaine and freebased once with my dad. But that was the only time I did that, and I did that with him.”