Trinny Woodall told out about her prior drug addiction and her stint in treatment and a halfway home as she tried to stay clean.
The 57-year-old beauty entrepreneur talked about her early twenties and adolescent years, as well as how her addiction influenced her life.
The celebrity explained that she began taking narcotics when she was 16, and that she disclosed her problems to her parents and spent time in treatment as a consequence.
She was telling her life story to fellow entrepreneur Steven Bartlett when he asked the presenter if she would take him on a journey through her childhood.
Speaking on the Diary of a CEO podcast, Trinny explained: ‘my family were very frustrated with me.
‘It was a relief to say you know, “I use drugs” and I remember my dad saying. “Now you’ve told me, you can stop”.
‘I went to rehab and I then left the rehab after a period of time.’
Steven then interjected with: ‘You left the rehab?’, to which Trinny responded: ‘No, I was kicked out of the first rehab.’
She went on to say: ‘I then went to meetings and there’s one thing about recovery – you need to let go of your old friends who you’ve been with when you’re using… loneliness can take you back to old habits.
‘I missed my old friends, I saw them and then I relapsed and then I went back to meetings and then you’re in this horrible little in between place.’
Trinny described her difficulties with readjusting to life after her addiction and told the podcast presenter that she had lost many friends along the road.
She said: ‘I had three really, really good friends and we were all using one night and I said: “Let’s all make a pact that we go to rehab tomorrow”.
‘Two of them had been and one of them had never been but we made this pact. The next morning I woke up and I still had that feeling which is rare.’
The actress described how a therapist she knew helped her get into a treatment facility, where she resided for the following five months.
‘I sold what I had to pay for it, some very tragic things happened in that time, one of the people died and I went to a halfway house… for seven months where you kind of live off eight to ten pounds a week which pays for your fags and I worked in an old people’s home – I came back to London a very different person.’
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