Lana Del Rey Clean and Sober For 12 Years , "Alcohol Was My First Love"

Written by DeShawn McQueen on Monday, 11 February 2013. Posted in Celebrities, Voices in Recovery, Breaking News

Lana Del Rey Sobriety

Lana Del Rey, otherwise known as Lizzy Grant, or her birth name Elizabeth Woolridge Grant. If you happen to live under a rock, Lana Del Rey has been touted as the next BIG thing in music. Yep, the American singer and songwriter may very well be the next Madonna, or even the Marilyn Monroe of music.

In the short span of her incredible career, Lizzy has even performed on Saturday Night Live, which obviously adds to her credibility as a legitimate artist. As well, MTV produced an Unplugged session just for her.

Currently, she is touring and performing to sold out crowds all over the world. However, as you can imagine, it has not always been this good.

Yes, Lizzie is an alcoholic as well. No reason to worry though, as she is sober a long time now and has no interest in going back to what she aptly describes as the "wilderness years."

With that said, in her own words, "I was a big drinker at the time. I would drink every day. I would drink alone. I thought the whole concept was so f**king cool. A great deal of what I wrote on Born To Die is about these wilderness years. When I write about the thing that I've lost I feel like I'm writing about alcohol because that was the first love of my life. My parents were worried, I was worried. I knew it was a problem when I liked it more than I liked doing anything else. I was like, 'I'm fucked. I am totally fucked'. Like, at first it's fine and you think you have a dark side – it's exciting – and then you realize the dark side wins every time if you decide to indulge in it. It's also a completely different way of living when you know that...a different species of person. It was the worst thing that ever happened to me."

Well, as alluded to in the title, the "wilderness years" of active addiction is all behind her now as she is more than 12 years sober, and living the life she dreamed of.


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DeShawn McQueen

DeShawn McQueen

DeShawn McQueen is a staff writer at Recovery Now Newspaper and Recoverynowtv.com, an informative newspaper that serves as a resource for persons of all stages of drug and alcohol treatment, by giving them access to relevant and necessary information so that they may live balanced and substance-free lifestyles. DeShawn graduated from Wayne State University with Bachelor of Science degrees in psychology and premedical sciences. He holds a Juris Doctors degree in law from Valparaiso University School of Law. DeShawn’s writing and research has been published in such academic journals as Behavioral Pharmacology and Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior among others. He lives in Los Angeles, California.

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