Lisa Marie Presley Opens Up About Her Past Addiction Struggles | Banyan Treatment Center

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.

Ilana was born in Valhalla, New York and lived the first 11 years of her life in New Rochelle, NY before relocating to Boca Raton, FL. While she’s not in recovery, being in the addiction field, currently, has opened her eyes and her mind to addiction and truly see why this field is so important. Ilana received her Bachelor’s degree in Communication studies from Florida Gulf Coast University and has a background in social media with experience in writing. As the social media specialist here at Banyan, she’s passionate about what she does because it allows her to experience what goes on behind the scenes in social media and being able to connect with others. Her favorite part of her job is knowing that in some way, she’s giving others the platform to reach out to get help for their own struggles.

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