Danniella Westbrook has revealed she’s quitting “champagne and cocaine”, after relapsing in her addiction battle.
In a candid Instagram post, the former EastEnders star admitted she “slipped” after leaving rehab, but said she is ready to embrace sobriety again.
The 47-year-old wrote: “Ok so here goes …. HONESTY POST Ok so it’s no secret since leaving rehab I’ve slipped and slides more than I have been straight I guess.”
“But today I’ve joined a new gym restarted my herbal life and going back to the rooms tonight. I’m done with the drinking the occasional packet and night out I’m totally over it.”
“I know the best years of my whole adult life was the 14 years I spent clean and sober. So today’s the day I go back own my s*** pick up the newcomers ring with pride not shame.”
“I’m all in sick and tired of being sick and tired and feeling shame and a fraud when people tell me I’m doing well. I’ve done better this time round but I’m done I’m so bloody bored of it all. So today I’m saying: Hello I’m Danniella and I’m a recovering drug addict.”
She continued: “I’m ready to the work every step I’m excited to be off service and do what I’m called to giving back to others seeking a solution to this three fold illness if alcoholism and addiction.”
“I haven’t had a rock bottom this time I’m just all over the whole vicious circle that is crippling disease that stops me and from being the best me I can be and from reaching my full potential.”
“I was meant for more than this and this last few years f***ing about has show me, that cocaine and champagne ain’t got the high I want,” Daniella admitted.
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“I want a natural buzz a natural high from life from opportunities so it’s with head held high I say today is the day I go back to the welcoming most exclusive bunch of people I’ve had the pleat of being around … my CA Na Aa family,” she added, referring to her support groups.
“And I feel gratitude for the love of the rooms the power of the steps and the non judgmental people who I can feel myself around … So that’s me done …. see you all on the sunny side of life …”
“And to anyone struggling wake up and change your life before it clamors yours … We’re all worth it much love to you. Westie xxxx”