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Oprah: "I Was More Addicted To The Boyfriend Than I Was To The Drugs"

Written by DeShawn McQueen on Monday, 04 February 2013. Posted in Celebrities, Voices in Recovery, Breaking News

Oprah Sobriety

Personally, I am not sure about you but I definitely have had had one of those……a significant other, a boyfriend to be matter of fact, that I loved so much I was willing to do anything for.

In my case, although the dysfunctionality of the relationship nearly caused me to relapse I did not. He was a red-headed Irishman, with a mercurial mood and twenty years older than me; as it turned out, he was married (unbeknownst to me, initially that is) too.

When I did learn that he was married, I was in love with him, and although I left him, I went back to him, when he informed me he had filed for divorce.

Soon after that I learned that he had not filed for divorce, and yet I carried on an affair with him for 6 months until I finally called it quits.

In Oprah's case, it was not a married, and yet it still was a man…."I can't think of anything that I would have done that man…..", including crack!

Yes, Oprah, on national television, admitted she consumed crack during her 20s. A man she was dating at the time introduced Oprah to crack cocaine. She said it was not crack at the time, it was freebasing.

Although Oprah never revealed how long and to what extent she did crack cocaine, she acknowledged it was a problem.

Subsequently, she received help and overcame the addiction.

Today, as you know, she is widely touted as the most powerful woman in the world, as her endorsement of current President Barack Obama on her then Oprah television program was widely considered to be why Obama reached so many supporters and eventually won the presidential election.

All that aside, despite her former troubles with crack, she became the first self-made African American billionaire of the new millennium.

Her influence extends beyond color lines and social class as she sits at the helm of her own network, aptly titled the Oprah Winfrey Network ("OWN").

Take it from Oprah, you can hit rock bottom, no pun intended, and recover better than ever!

Let Oprah's steady rise be an incentive for you to quit crack, heroin, alcohol, or anything that may be halting your progress in life.

If you or someone that you love is struggling with drug addiction or alcoholism, please call or text us. We want to help you.

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DeShawn McQueen

DeShawn McQueen

DeShawn McQueen is a staff writer at Recovery Now Newspaper and, 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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