Pooja Bhatt on completing almost 4 years of sobriety: ‘As someone who drank openly, I chose to recover openly’ - Times of India

Pooja Bhatt who is very vocal about her fight with liquor addiction in her previous years, took to her private Instagram account today to open up about finishing right around 4 years of collectedness since she quit drinking. Discussing her long excursion and society’s viewpoint on one’s dependence, she composed, “Three yrs & nine months sober today. One more quarter and I will be four. As someone who drank openly, I chose to recover openly. I truly felt it was important to share my journey to tell others, women especially, who might be struggling that they are not alone & if I could do it so could they.”

She further included, “Was ridiculed by some but lauded for being courageous by most. I wondered why people termed speaking openly about addiction issues courageous. And also why there is an ‘anonymous’ attached to groups that help you recover. I understand more than ever today that it’s because people simplify/stigmatise addictive behaviour & tend to criminalise it without attempting to understand why someone used a substance to begin with.”

A scarcely any days prior, the actress featured the situation of “people who used drugs” to endure the torment of living and composed on Twitter, “Does anyone care about people who live on the ultimate fringe of society, who use drugs to make the pain of living go away? The ones who are too battered & broken to chase dreams but chase substances amidst much poverty & squalor?Anyone interested in their rehabilitation”