Jada Pinkett Smith has spoken candidly about her battles with drugs and alcohol addiction.
The actress, 49, has said she is a “walking miracle” after beating her addiction struggles.
Speaking on her show, Facebook Watch’s Red Table Talk, Jada said she drank glasses of wine like they were water, and began drinking heavily when she was still in high school.
She said: “Drinking red wine for me was like drinking glasses of water.
“Because I’m used to that hard hit. I was drinking hard in high school, too, and when I got out here I was doing cocktails.
“So, ecstasy, alcohol, weed. Let me tell you, I was having myself a little ball.”
“I wasn’t doing things that I thought were addictive,” Jada continued. “But I would do those three together, that was my cocktail.
“Your threshold becomes so high that what it takes for you to get to the place you need to get to — it’ll take me two bottles to get to …
“Okay, if I do ecstasy, weed and alcohol at the same time I’m gonna get there faster and I can keep the high going.”
Jada said she wouldn’t drink during the week but would “binge” all weekend long.
“When it’s time to go, we gonna go,” she went on. “So I wasn’t the type of person who was drinking every day, I was like a weekend party girl. Thursday to Monday morning, I would go.
The film star, who is married to Will Smith, recalled the moment she decided to go cold turkey and give up drink and drugs.
She said she had reached for a third bottle of wine and suffered a health scare on the set of 1996 film The Nutty Professor.
“I went to work high and it was a bad batch of ecstasy,” she said.
“And I passed out and I told everybody that I must have had old medication in a vitamin bottle.
“But I’ll tell you what I did, though. I got my a** together and got on that set. That was the last time.”
Jada said she still has her triggers, but will now only very occasionally have a glass of wine.
“I think back on my life, like, I am a walking miracle, no doubt about that,” she added on the Facebook show.
“People will not believe.”
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