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Lisa Marie Presley Opens Up About Her Past Addiction Struggles

Lisa Marie Presley Opens Up About Her Past Addiction Struggles
 

The late Elvis Presley was well known to have struggled with addiction.

Lisa Marie Presley, the daughter of Elvis Presley, has written a foreword for the book, The United State of Opioids: A Prescription for Liberating A Nation In Pain by Harry Nelson. She discusses her own struggles with addiction.

Lisa, writes, “I’m not perfect. My father wasn’t perfect, no one’s perfect. It’s what you do with it after you learn and then you try to help others with it.” In 2008, Lisa first became addicted when she was given a short-term prescription for pain when she was recovering from giving birth to her twin daughters and felt that she needed to keep taking them.

The 51 year old says she wanted to go public to help others who are struggling. Being unsure about sharing a personal topic, she never really publicly spoken about her own struggles with opioids and painkillers, until now. She doesn’t want people to suffer silently and hopes that with her being so open about her own addiction struggles, that people can focus their attention on the opioid epidemic.

Lisa Marie Presley may have suffered silently, but you don’t have to. We are proud of Lisa for her honesty and encouragement for people to talk about their stories and to shed a light on this epidemic.

If you are struggling with substance abuse or mental health, know that there is help. Here at Banyan Treatment Centers, we can get you on the right path and guide you to a better tomorrow. Please call 888-966-9413 to learn more.

 
Alyssa, Director of Digital Marketing
Alyssa, Director of Digital Marketing
Alyssa is the National Director of Digital Marketing and is responsible for a multitude of integrated campaigns and events in the behavioral health and addictions field. All articles have been written by Alyssa and medically reviewed by our Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Darrin Mangiacarne.