Next Week: Join Our Twitter Chat on Celebs and Addiction
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Celebrities: They're (sober) just like us! Bradley Cooper and Jamie Lee Curtis are the latest celebs to open up about their long-term sobriety, joining ranks with a long line of stars who have spoken about giving up booze and drugs, including Elton John, Demi "Sober is Sexy" Lovato and Samuel L. Jackson. Do these stories of celebrity sobriety help us average Joes and Janes get—and stay—sober, too? Are our struggles as addicts universal, or is it difficult—or easier—to battle addiction when you're famous?
We'd love to know what you think! Please join our Twitter chat NEXT week on September 12, from 3–4 pm EST—co-hosted by our friends at Phoenix House. Taking part is easy: Just log on to Twitter at that time and search for our new chat-specific hashtag—#popchat. Tweet your answers to the questions posed by @_TheFix and @PhoenixHouse—if you don't follow them yet, do it now!—and make sure to include #popchat in every tweet you send.
Our guests will include psychiatrist and author Dr. John Sharp (click on any of these names to follow them on Twitter), former White House drug policy advisor Kevin Sabet, Fox entertainment reporter Courtney Friel and sober coach Patty Powers of Relapse—as well as Phoenix House CEO Howard Meitiner and Fix contributors like Nic Sheff, Amy Dresner, Jeff Deeney and Jennifer Matesa. They'll be joined by many other experts, journalists and representatives of organizations like the Partnership at DrugFree.org and VisionsTeen. And your ever-faithful Fix staff—including Mike Guy, Anna David, Will Godfrey, Hunter Slaton, May Wilkerson and Joe Schrank—will be chipping in, too. We hope to see you there!