Drug-Free Brad Pitt Is High on Life

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Drug-Free Brad Pitt Is High on Life

By McCarton Ackerman 05/21/13

The actor says he quit drugs after getting "burnt out" in the '90s. Now he's happier than ever.

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Brad Pitt made a "conscious" choice to quit drugs after he realized he was squandering his potential, he tells Esquire magazine. The 49-year-old actor says his drug of choice was pot, and though his use was mainly "recreational," he felt the drug was preventing him from reaching his potential. "For a long time I thought I did too much damage—drug damage," he explains. "I was a bit of a drifter. A guy who felt he grew up in something of a vacuum and wanted to see things, wanted to be inspired. I followed that other thing. I spent years fucking off. But then I got burnt out and felt that I was wasting my opportunity." Pitt quit doing drugs about a decade ago after he had "an epiphany" and made "a decision not to squander my opportunities," he says. "It was a feeling of, 'Get up.' Because otherwise, what's the point?" The actor said last year that his marijuana use peaked in the '90s, when he was struggling to come to terms with his rapidly rising fame. "I was hiding out from the celebrity thing. I was smoking way too much dope," he said, "I was sitting on the couch and just turning into a doughnut and I got really irritated with myself." Nowadays, the father of six kids with partner Angelina Jolie says his personal and professional life is now at an all-time (natural) high. "I have very few friends. I have a handful of close friends and I have my family," he says, "I'm making things. I just haven't known life to be any happier."

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