When it comes to controversial figures in modern media, none have hit the public spotlight (sometimes literally) as much as Justin Bieber. Since his introduction to the public in the early 2000s, the Canadian singer and songwriter has managed to become the face of mishaps and mayhem. (How many times have you seen comedians making fun of him on late night television?) A life on the edge does not always pay off, but, according to Bieber, he has recently descended back into the realms of tranquility. Although he once had brushes with drugs and came into contact with the law, life seems to be back on track. Nevertheless, in a recent interview, the singer did speak about his past addiction to the benzodiazepine Xanax. Let’s take a closer look and find out some more information.
Promiscuity of Drugs
As part of a cover interview for Vogue (jointed by his wife Hailey Baldwin), Just Bieber recently spoke about how his Xanax addiction took his life down a dangerous path. According to the singer, he consumed the drug in an effort to mute his overwhelming sense of guilt, triggered by his realization that he wasn’t living the life he had hoped for. Ultimately, as Bieber explains, he turned to Xanax to cope with his racy, promiscuous rants and the ensuing guilt, as he felt like he had somehow betrayed his mother.
So, how severe did his addiction get? As Bieber explained, some of his security guards would have to check his pulse to make sure he hadn’t died.
Turning Back to God
Although Bieber only drinks alcohol once in a while, he has explained how a drug detox program (which he completed in 2014) helped him clear his system. In the interview, his wife Hailey has praised him for sticking with the program and attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings.
Ultimately, the promiscuity of Bieber’s life led him to a period of isolation, during which he met Hailey. Overall, as Bieber explains, he wanted to return to God and get a stronger grip on reality. Turns out, it may have paid off.
Seeking Treatment for Benzodiazepine Addiction
Hard partying and excessive drug use will only result in tragedy, as we have seen one too many times with premature deaths and terrible overdoses throughout the years. Although drugs like benzodiazepines can provide some relief from tension or severe emotional problems, you have to remember that these prescription drugs (just like opioids) have a high risk of abuse or addiction. However, you do not have to allow your problem to dominate your life. If you know where to find the right tools, you can definitely overcome your sickness.
Are you suffering from a severe case of benzodiazepine addiction? Do you have a friend or a family member who is coping with this issue, as well? On both accounts, get in touch with Asana Recovery today. Our professional team of counselors and healthcare experts will help you endure the painful process of withdrawal and detox and guide you along the rocky road of rehabilitation. Soon enough, you will experience a faster and much more efficient recovery.
If you want to find out more about our residential treatment or supervised detoxification/withdrawal programs or enroll in one of these programs today, we are ready and waiting to speak with you at your leisure and your disclosure. Call Asana now at (949) 438-4504 to learn how you can overcome your sickness and become health once more.