Drugs after cosmetic surgery lead to Jamie Lee Curtis’ battle with opiates.
Jamie shared her story years ago, and has been honest about the daily choice she has to make to maintain the life of recovery she has worked hard to establish.
In her thirties (she is now 54 years old), Jamie Lee Curtis had elective plastic surgery. She was prescribed painkillers (morphine was one of her favorites) and she quickly began abusing opiates privately.
Escape From Reality
She describes opiates as, “the warm bath from which to escape painful reality.” Jamie Lee Curtis is not alone in this mentality. When people are struggling with the difficulty of everyday life, plus the stress of a job or career, and maybe even being in the public eye, the pressure and the need for a stress release grows. When a pill or any form of drug can take away the stress, the pain, and the discomfort so easily, why stop taking them?
Opiate addiction quickly spirals out of control, and people find themselves unable to stop taking the drug that’s making life feel more like a warm bath that a constant uphill climb.
Even with success in the entertainment industry, Jamie Lee Curtis had a hard time feeling confident. In a business where you need to look a certain way, and be a certain dress size, Jamie, among many other celebrities, feels that very real pressure to be presentable, to be what producers and directors are looking for, and to essentially be flawless.