Amber Valletta Opens Up About Previous Drug & Alcohol Abuse: ‘Why Would I Be Ashamed of Being Clear?’ – msnNOW
Amber Valletta started modeling at the age of 15, was on the cover of Vogue at the age of 18 and became sober in her youth at the age of 20 and how she thinks today about her addiction problems , Valletta's life and career have taken many turns that have led her to act, build a family, and now climate activism and sustainable fashion. The model has a clear view of her past, present and future – and her openness to her toughest times is seriously inspiring.
Valletta sees it this way: if she's not ashamed that people see her drunk and high, why should she hide this part of her life now that she's sober? In a new interview with Porter, Valletta explains her philosophy: "I had no problem when I was out of the house when you saw me drunk or drunk. Why should I be ashamed to be clean and to say: I have an illness that I can not control? "
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For Valletta, this lack of Control is key – and she's kept her sobriety for 25 years, precisely because she understands how overwhelming addiction can be. "Only when I'm sober can I have a chance of survival," she says to Porter. I guarantee you No matter how much I love life, my family, if I take a drink or any of my drugs, I'm dead. I'll ruin everything. "
Sobriety, like everything else, is something that Valletta needs every day." I want to be the person I want to be, "she says." I don't want to talk about it, I want to live it. I want to give myself the space to have bad days, to be sad, to be angry, to love and accept others. Even people I don't think are right. It's hard to do, but I want to move around the world as gently as possible. "
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