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Sin City Star Jaime King, "Experimented With Heroin To Fit Into The Fashion World", Now 14 Years Clean, "I Have Not Touched A Drug Since I Was 17"

Written by DeShawn McQueen on Tuesday, 12 February 2013. Posted in Voices in Recovery, Breaking News, Alcohol, Heroin

Jaime King Sobriety

Strikingly pretty, she was an international sensation of sorts by the time that she was 15. When most girls were finally laying their girlhood dolls to rest for good and toying with the idea of what they wanted to wear the next day, Jaime King was collecting stamps in her passport book.

Yes, Jaime traveled the world as a major top model.

Although she retired from modeling at the unripe young age of 17, advertisers and designers kept calling, and she became the face of Revlon when she was 21.

What may be even more surprising is that Jaime King once "experimented with drugs to fit into the fashion world."

Although, never identifying as an addict, the fresh-faced blond beauty and Nebraska native stopped using drugs around the time she experienced the death of a loved one; her boyfriend. As a result of the death, Jaime's life was changed and she stopped using drugs for good.

Again, Jaime made it clear to me that she does not consider herself an addict, and was never an alcoholic. With that said, she would like you to know that, "I am very grateful to God for my experience because it made me really know that that is not who I was, and I have great compassion for all people who have experienced anything like that. I believe it made me a very empathetic person and in turn a great actor because I can understand all sides of life."

Besides modeling, Jaime realized that she had other talents….acting that is. Although it is not uncommon for models to try to attempt acting, it is uncommon for them to become successful at it.

Not only has Jaime starred in a bevy of films, she landed a significant role in the upcoming Sin City film, and she is a series regular on the WB's Hart of Dixie, alongside Rachel Bilson.

Jaime is retired model and current actor, but she is also a director, writer for The Huffington Post, and a "lover of light."

Jaime, thank you for being honest and forthright about your experience with drugs! I applaud 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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