Kristen Johnson Reveals Dark Past
According to doctors, “Third Rock from the Sun” actress Kristen Johnson should have died years ago. In 2006 Johnson was so addicted to alcohol and painkillers that one day while she was in the bathroom and felt a sharp pain in her stomach which caused her to pass out—and when she awoke she was in a pool of blood and vomit.
This frightening image was the result of ulcer stemming from a severe addiction which had Johnson popping 30 to 40 pills on a daily basis just to feel normal. Johnson claims that she simply did not like herself back then and decided to abuse drugs and alcohol to try and cope with this personal problem. With this extremely alarming rate of consuming couple with binge drinking, it’s truly amazing how Johnson is alive to tell her story today. Johnson was able to fight her addiction, change her lifestyle, and get the professional help that she needed in order to recover from such a strong addiction. She now teaches acting classes at New York University and claims that she’s completely recovered and happy.
Addiction can lead to some alarming behavior and incidents, and Kristen Johnson’s life threatening ulcer is certainly a great example. It’s a very positive sign to see that Johnson is not only fully recovered but willing to talk about her dark past, and it’s an inspiring story for those who are currently battling a substance abuse issue. Reading about or hearing about a true real life battle with addiction from someone who experienced it and overcame it can be very helpful for current addicts in their recovery process. Johnson claims that her recovery was not easy, but it was possible. Addiction to prescription painkillers is a huge problem in today’s society, but thankfully there is excellent rehabilitation treatment options available. Individuals who abuse or are addicted to prescription medications can be treated. Initially, they may need to undergo medically supervised detoxification to help reduce withdrawal symptoms—however, that is just the first step. Options for effectively treating addiction to prescription pills are drawn from research on treating heroin addiction. Behavioral treatments combined with medications have proven effective. Finding the right treatment center can make all the difference for a patient because certain standard programs may not work. At Seabrook House, patients can take comfort in knowing that we structure individually inspired detox and rehab programs in order to fit the needs of each unique patient. Seabrook House has rehab facilities located in New Jersey (NJ) and Pennsylvania (PA) and also an outpatient office in New York (NY). Contact Seabrook House today with any questions about prescription pill abuse, addiction, or treatment.