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Jamie Lee Curtis' Sobriety Is Her #1 Accomplishment

The actress, now 13 years sober, speaks about her own battle at an addiction benefit.

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By McCarton Ackerman

04/30/13

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Jamie Lee Curtis has won a BAFTA and a Golden Globe during her prolific acting career, but she says her recovery from addiction has been her greatest achievement. This past weekend, the 54-year-old actress served as the headline speaker at the annual spring luncheon of The Council On Alcohol And Drugs Houston, which raised $700,000 for their programs. "My recovery from drug addiction is the single greatest accomplishment of my life because it broke the cycle of addiction in my family," she said in her speech. In recent months, Curtis has become increasingly candid about her battle with alcoholism. "For a long time I felt like I was failing. I feel like a failure as a mother a lot, because despite my best efforts, I have replicated parts of how I was parented [that I didn't want to],” she said in the October 2012 issue of Good Housekeeping. “Even though I vowed not to and felt like I was doing it so differently, in many ways I repeated some of the same problems.” She has now been sober for over 13 years, and she acknowledges that it has been no small feat. “Getting sober was the single bravest thing I’ve ever done and will ever do in my life," she said, "Not [running] a 5K—facing an addiction. Being courageous enough to acknowledge it privately with my family and friends. Working really hard at solidifying it, getting support around it and being healthy. And then talking about it publicly.”

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