Jamie Lee Curtis is continuing to use her ever-growing platform to discuss controversial personal issues. Fresh off the success of her latest installment in the Halloween franchise, which made a record $77.5 million during its opening weekend at the box office, Curtis told People that she had an addiction to opiates in the 80s and 90s. Jamie Lee Curtis revealed in a new interview with People magazine that she had an addiction to opiates in the 80s and 90s. “I was ahead of the curve of the opiate epidemic,” Curtis said. “I had a 10-year run, stealing, conniving. No one knew. No one.” Curtis said her addiction began after she was prescribed opiates to recover from plastic surgery in 1989; and for ten years after the surgery, she said she often stole pills in an attempt to obtain painkillers in any way she could. Her older sister Kelly, became the first person to discover Curtis’s addiction, in 1998. Curtis said she attended her first recovery meeting in 1999, and continues to attend meetings to this day, remaining sober for almost 20 years. You can read more about Curtis’s struggle with opioid addition in the latest issue of People magazine.
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