STACEY Dash recounts her troubled past, admitting to taking 18-20 Vicodin pills a day and trying to kill herself at age 17.
Clueless star Dr. On the October 14 episode of The Oz Show, she talked about her former life.
Stacey, 54, admitted that she “lost everything” by succumbing to her addictions.
The former star recently celebrated five years of sobriety, and Dr. She told Oz that overcoming her addiction has helped her cope internally with abusive parents who brought her down.
Stacey He explained that he first tried the drug when he was eight years old, and that his mother gave him the first line cocaine when he was 16.
He finally hit rock bottom and tried to end his life.
“I didn’t really remember until I was 17 when I tried to kill myself. That’s when I remembered it happened to me and I was already very angry. I was a very angry, angry teenager.
“When my mom finally left my dad, I was pissed to say at the age of 10 or 11. Even though my house was unstable and my dad was addicted to heroin, I knew he loved me. He just couldn’t. He didn’t get over it. He just couldn’t get over the addiction.”
Stacey said her 20s provided little relief. abusive boyfriend who once left him with a broken arm.
He explained: “He used to beat me so bad, I couldn’t get out of bed for two weeks. I couldn’t walk -[he broke] my arm tied me to the bed for three days.
“Part of me thought I deserved it.”
When asked how much money she spent on drugs, Stacey estimated about $5,000 to $10,000 each month.
“That’s what stopped me. I almost died,” he remembered. “My kidneys got so infected that my blood became septic and my organs were shutting down. So I rushed to the hospital and had to have a full blood transfusion and stayed there for three weeks. I lived by God’s grace.”
Stacey warned fans before her appearance that she would share it.deepest, darkest secret“Before thanking those who stood by him during his bad days.
She shared on Facebook: “I’m thankful to God that I can say that I’ve grown more in the last 5 years than I’ve ever had in my entire life.
“I am so lucky to be surrounded by people who love and support me at my most difficult time.”
Stacey finally said that her reason for speaking now was to help others in her situation: tell my story— to let people know that being dependent is nothing to be ashamed of, that getting help is nothing to be ashamed of, because that’s what we need.
“And I ask people who are not addicted to be more compassionate and empathetic, understanding, because they need help.
“They need help. They can’t do it on their own.”
If you or someone you know is affected by the problems described in this story, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) or call the Crisis Text Line at 741741.
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