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Social media star Cameron Dallas reveals secret battle with addiction after rehab stint

The 24-year-old has apologised to the people he "p***ed off" and "disrespected"

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Cameron Dallas has revealed his secret battle with addiction.

The 24-year-old, who has over 21 million followers on Instagram, opened up to his fans on Friday by telling them that he’s been sober for 105 days after completing a stint in rehab.

Cameron confessed: “I have been in rehab, and I have been getting help and dealing with addiction, anxiety, depression [and] family trauma.”

“I’m 105 days sober, so that’s really awesome, and I want to stay on this path. I kind of want to be an advocate an help others and spread awareness to people to give them an opportunity to get help.”

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Cameron captioned the post: “Progress not perfection, this is something that means a lot to me and I’m so thankful for all the opportunities I’ve been given and the patience that has been graciously bestowed upon me by so so many people whether it be my Family, Friends, my Team, my Fans, or anyone that came into contact with me in general.”

“I want to say sorry to the people that I pissed off &/or disrespected whether I was conscious of it or not while I was in my addiction, no one deserves to be treated less than and everyone deserves to be respected in their own right.”

“Dealing with this over the last 2 1/2 years has slowly & painfully dragged me into the shallowest, darkest places in my life destroying my mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical health,” he admitted.

“I want everyone to know that there IS hope even when it seems helpless, that there IS serenity even when you’re filled with anxious thoughts. That you CAN overcome addiction and codependency if YOU choose to get help and really want it for yourself.”

 

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“I’m very thankful fir the people that put up with my bulls**t through this, I can’t thank you all enough. One of the biggest things for me coming back, was surrounding myself with people that wanted more For me than From me, and really digging in on the underlying problems of the things I couldn’t face or figure out in my life that I buried deep down in my soul that made me turn to these addictions to escape.”

He continued: “There is a big Stigma around Rehab and I am guilty of thinking of it as a ‘bad’ or ‘dirty’ place for ‘horrible’ people to go to, but until I got there I realised how positive and great these facilities are.”

“They truly help guide you in changing your direction to become the best you possible, they also aim to help your families understand how they can work on themselves to have better communication between each other and how to be assertive.”

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“This is what I wanted to talk about today & share. Thank you for taking the time to listen. I hope this is received well and I want to start diving in more and more about these things over the course of my life sharing it with you all along the way,” he added.

Cameron first rose to fame on a six-second video app called Vine.

After gaining a massive following across multiple social media platforms, the young star landed movie roles, major modelling jobs, and even starred in his own Netflix reality series called Chasing Cameron.

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