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Cara Delevigne Opens Up About Addiction and Healing

When looking at headlines, problems that ail both the public and the influential come as no surprise due to their increasing frequency: mental health problems, eating disorders, identity crises, etc. These issues may seem foreign to some, but many can attest to knowing someone with any of these problems, especially through social media. With the rise of social media and the instantaneousness of publicity, whether good or bad, the demons that plague us are brought to public light almost instantly. In an attempt to clarify her past actions and expand upon the conversation of all these concerns, Cara Delevigne opens up on her battle with addiction and her road to healing in the April Vogue cover issue.


In a one-on-one interview with editor Chioma Nnadi, Delevigne says,Ive always been someone that believed in being honest. Having this platform, talking about sexuality, talking about mental health … things like that. I believed that other people should do that, but I didnt necessarily believe it myself.”


After stating that she had her first sober Christmas and New Year in a long time and how wonderful it had been, Delevigne relayed that her addiction stems from a desire to run from the problems in her everyday life. The decision to finally get substantial help recovering came from Delevigne alone, according to the star.


Following Nnadis inquiry about Delevignes addiction and how her struggles were heavily documented in the media with worrying photos, Delevigne elaborated on how she would previously get help with quick fixes but never fully commit. The star claims that getting help from a community of fellow individuals who struggle like her (she prefers to call them healers”) greatly assisted her on her road to recovery.


Regarding the unflattering photos of Cara last year in September, the cover star comments on how unforgiving the media is when someone is struggling: [The media is] so quick to shame people and use words, and no wonder theres a stigma.” As an advocate for self-acceptance and being gentle with oneself, Delevigne had a hard time navigating how to address this public issue and how to move forward, but it seems that the star has found their footing.


As previously noted, Delevignes struggles arent something new; according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, statistics show that 20.4 million Americans were diagnosed in the past year with an addiction or an addiction disorder. Those who deal with addiction issues have been shown to decline physically and mentally, with life expectancy being cut short. Delevignes healing process doesnt have to end in disaster, as with those before her. There is hope and a light at the end of the tunnel.


If you or someone you know is struggling, call the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration National Helpline, at 1-800-662-HELP (4357). Help is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

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