Former Playboy Model Jessica Landon Discusses Her Severe Alcohol Addiction | Banyan Treatment Center

Former Playboy Model Jessica Landon Discusses Her Severe Alcohol Addiction


Former Playboy model Jessica Landon moved to LA at 19 thinking she was living the dream.

Due to an incident of molestation at the young age of 5, she felt “anxious, empty, and ashamed”, causing her to feel empty. Recently, Jessica Landon’s alcoholism became a major topic of discussion, with the model talking about her challenges that led to her drinking struggles.

The Factors that Contributed to Jessica Landon’s Alcohol Addiction

Landon associated early childhood trauma with her alcoholism. She started numbing her pain with alcohol, trying to fill the void. By the time she turned 26, she was a 24-hour-a-day vodka drinker. Jessica says, “So I kept vodka in a water bottle next to my bed to chug if I accidentally slept too long and hit withdrawals.”

Landon became homeless, living in a stranger’s attic where she would vomit blood constantly. One day, she fell and hit her head, causing a brain hemorrhage that needed to be drained, but due to the fact that she had to be detoxed from alcohol first, she started to have seizures. This led to her requiring emergency brain surgery. She recovered, but unfortunately relapsed. She was so weak from her alcohol addiction that she couldn’t get up to use the bathroom, having to urinate where she lay. The acid started eating away at her skin and she developed a staph infection.

Jessica Landon’s Alcohol Addiction and Road to Recovery

After being in 9 alcohol addiction treatment centers, Jessica was able to turn her life around. She is now 5 years sober, is at a healthy weight, and is helping others as a recovery coach to help people get and stay sober. She defied the odds. Jessica says, “No matter how bad it is or how low you think you are; it is always possible to turn it all around. If I can get sober, anyone can.”

Here at Banyan Treatment Centers, we offer various programs and therapies to help people struggling with addiction and mental health issues. Take the first step to get help and call today: 888-966-9413

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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