The ‘Pink Desk Speak’ host has been sober for 20 years however the former alcohol addict is fighting ‘outdated worry patterns’ throughout the coronavirus quarantine.
Jada Pinkett Smith had no concept of the extent of her mum Adrienne’s battle with substance abuse, however hopes her honesty will profit others coping with comparable addictions.
Adrienne, 66, has been sober for 30 years, however throughout Wednesday’s April 8, 2020 episode of Jada’s Fb Watch present “Red Table Talk“, entitled “Coping With Addiction During Covid-19”, she tells her daughter and granddaughter Willow Smith about her a number of previous overdoses.
Talking to Leisure Tonight, Jada confessed she “didn’t have knowledge” of what her mum was going to say, explaining, “The great thing about Gam (Adrienne), and one of the reasons why I wanted to have this episode, is she’s in her 30th year of sobriety and she has so much information to offer to those who are struggling right now.”
“She just has some really veteran, useful tips in regards to how to stay clean, how to stay connected, and what to do,” she added. “It’s like I always tell people, ‘Never judge the journey you’ve been on because once you get through on the other side, you’re gonna have so much to offer other people who are going through it as you once had.’ ”
In the meantime, Jada, 48, who has been sober for greater than 20 years after beforehand battling alcoholism, stated that like many individuals, she is “dealing with old fear patterns” whereas quarantining.
“I haven’t had a drink in a long time but those psychological patterns that once would make me drink or make me look for solace outside myself are creeping back in,” she confessed. “These times are so uncertain… For me, I just had to deepen some of my spiritual practices and deepen my faith.”
The star added, “All those concepts and ideas that got us to a place of sobriety are the places we need to return to and hold onto even more fiercely than we have before.”