Jada Pinkett Smith Addiction: Actress Reveals Struggles With Substance Abuse
On Sept. 18, Jada Pinkett Smith turned 42 and takes a look back on the road she's been on and where she is now. She shared her thoughts about getting older on Facebook. She revealed and admitted to previously struggling with addictions. "What I learned about myself is this, when I was younger I was not a good problem solver, meaning I had a very difficult time with dealing with my problems in life," she said.
Jada Pinkett Smith's mother, Adrienne, had her while she was still a teenager. Adrienne became addicted to drugs for years, quitting when Jada Pinkett Smith was in her late teens. She has learned from these experiences, enabling her to empower herself.
She said, "I had many addictions, of several kinds, to deal with my life issues, but today, at 42, I have my wisdom, my heart and my conscience as the only tools to overcome life's inevitable obstacles."
The actress is not specific on what kinds of addictions she battled with but does elaborate on how she overcame them. "I have become a good problem solver with those tools, and I am damn proud," she said.
She then thanks everyone for wishing her the best on her birthday, "thank you for all the love that was given to me for my birthday this year. What I hope is that we all continue to gain healthy understanding that life is really about, solving problems, and also about us learning to become masters at solving them."
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