Kay Opens Up About Her History of Drug Addiction | Released | Oprah Winfrey Network

Kay Opens Up About Her History of Drug Addiction | Released | Oprah Winfrey Network


I know for a fact you can do
anything you put your mind to. It’s just being in and
out, prison, six times. I am a addict. That’s a disease that I have. Is it a disease,
or is it a choice? I have a choice to
leave it or pick it up, but once I make that
choice to pick it up, it’s hard to put it back down. I disagree. This is a disease, this is
a disease, that’s a cop out. It’s time to get honest
with you and what you do. It’s a choice. It was a choice for me. We’ve had addiction
in our family. It showed up, not only in
Kay’s life, but in mine. Kay was drugs. Mine was alcohol. But I learned that
I had choices, and I had to be
responsible for my choices. And that alcohol would
not have gotten in me if I had not picked it up.

4 comments

  1. Addiction is usually a self-inflicted disease. I have had the unfortunately opportunity of meeting individuals who were introduced to drugs at ages 9 and 10 by family members. At some point, the individual has to be prepared to make better choices

  2. I don’t think Rachael understands that addiction is a disease and it’s NOT easy to break. I hope they get some counseling, she has an addiction as well with alcohol but that’s not as addictive as pills and heroin. (The same form as in opioid). Plus, You can be a functioning alcoholic as it seems Rachel was, Lay was a full blown addict with addict behavior and patterns, one doesn’t compare to the other.

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