Pooja Bhatt on her 90 days of sobriety and the shameful habit of alcoholism
“I’m celebrating my 90 days of sobriety. I quit drinking because I thought somewhere I had fallen in that trap of addiction myself and the only way to get out of it was to acknowledge it to myself”
Pooja had earlier revealed about that phase in her life when she was addicted to alcohol and how shameful that habit is. The 45 year old actress decided to quit drinking on a day when all her friends had invited her for a party with drinks. Talking about the initial steps to quit alcoholism, the actress said, “Acknowledging the fact that you are an alcoholic is already winning half the battle against this shameful habit”.
“We here try to brush things under the carpet. People put up this facade that they are under control by saying things like ‘It’s socially acceptable’, ‘I am not that drunk’,” she added.
The actress seemed to have learned a lot from her father’s (Mahesh Bhatt) bitter experiences and how he has quit alcohol since 28 years. Pooja also openly discussed how good she felt about herself after she quit drinking liquor.
“It was Christmas when I finally decide to pull the plug. I sat with my four cats, put my phone on the silent mode, made myself dinner, toasted myself with a glass of water and went to bed.I survived it. And I realized that this is the best gift I could ever give to myself. Soon, I survived the New Year also. Yes, it was tough. And what is also tough is explaining people why you are not drinking, especially on New Year’s Eve,” she said while speaking at the SHIFT series.
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