Jamie Lee Curtis opened up about her battle with addiction for Variety's "Recovery Issue."
According to the publication, the actress started taking painkillers after she had a plastic surgery procedure to remove "puffiness" around her eyes and was given Vicodin.
"I was the wildly controlled drug addict and alcoholic," she recalled. "I never did it when I worked. I never took drugs before 5 p.m. I never, ever took painkillers at 10 in the morning. It was that sort of late afternoon and early evening—I like to refer to it as the warm-bath feeling of an opiate. It's like the way you naturally feel when your body is cool, and you step into a warm bath, and you sink into it. That's the feeling for me, what an opiate gave me, and I chased that feeling for a long time."
She also said addiction ran in her family.
"I knew my dad had an issue because I had an issue and he and I shared drugs," she said. "There was a period of time where I was the only child that was talking to him. I had six siblings. I have five. My brother, Nicholas, died of a heroin overdose when he was 21 years old. But I shared drugs with my dad. I did cocaine and freebased once with my dad. But that was the only time I did that, and I did that with him. He did end up getting sober for a short period of time and was very active in recovery for about three years. It didn't last that long. But he found recovery for a minute."