Alec Baldwin Marks 40 Years Sober, Recalls Intense Cocaine Addiction

Alec Baldwin Marks 40 Years Sober, Recalls Intense Cocaine Addiction

In a recent episode of the "Our Way with Paul Anka and Skip Bronson" podcast, Alec Baldwin opened up about his past struggles with substance abuse. The 66-year-old actor, who has been nearly 40 years sober, detailed his battles with addiction that began during his move from New York City to Los Angeles in the early 1980s. Baldwin disclosed that he snorted cocaine every day for two years, likening the addiction to drinking coffee. His subsequent efforts to quit drugs led to an increased dependency on alcohol.

Baldwin, known for his role in "30 Rock" and a host of other films and television shows, shared that although he does not miss drugs, he sometimes misses drinking. Despite this, he has maintained his sobriety and now finds solace in meditating with his seven children, whom he shares with his wife, Hilaria Baldwin. He attributes living in New York City, attending arts events, and meditating to his continued comfort and relaxation.

As Baldwin approaches four decades of sobriety, he is also preparing to face trial in July over an involuntary manslaughter charge. This charge stems from the tragic death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of the film "Rust," after a gun Baldwin was holding discharged. Baldwin has been banned from consuming alcohol and owning a gun as part of the ongoing legal proceedings. Prosecutors had initially offered him a plea deal that included probation and a $500 fine, but the offer was subsequently retracted.

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