Actor Dennis Quaid Talks About Recovery

Written by Eliza Player on Thursday, 19 April 2012. Posted in Celebrities, Breaking News

Dennis Quaid And Addiction

Dennis Quaid remembers the moment he thought he would be dead in five years if he continued doing drugs with BelfastTelegraph.com. The actor entered rehab for cocaine addiction in the 90's.

Dennis said, "One night I realized I was going to be dead in five years if I didn't change my ways. The next day I was in rehab. We all make mistakes in life, no matter how much we think we have it together. It's about forgiving yourself for your own mistakes. If I hadn't gone through that period, I don't know if I'd still be acting."

Dennis is a 58-year-old father who managed to overcome his addictions. He has been busier than ever making movies, and he says that his fire still burns bright and strong within.

Photo courtesy of Belfast Telegraph.

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Eliza Player

Eliza Player

I have been writing as long as I can remember, even carrying tattered notebooks with me through the streets and strip clubs of New Orleans, in the midst of my heroin addiction. I lived a life saturated in heroin until Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, leaving me to fend for myself, eventually facing my demons and coming face to face with my addiction. I have been clean for five years, and since then I have become a mother, graduated college, and started a writing career. I have a B.A. in Mass Media Communication, with a minor in Journalism. I have also written one published book, Through Both Hell and High Water: A Memoir of Addiction and Hurricane Katrina, which tells the story of those dark days I spent in New Orleans after the storm, battling with addiction amidst a natural disaster. I am the blogger and news curator for RecoveryNowTV, and I love sharing the stories of the world, as well as my own personal journey, with my readers. I hope that my words can touch others out there, struggling with addiction.

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