Demi’s daughters, Tallulah, 25, Scout, 28, and Rumer 31, discuss what it was like to witness their actress mother struggling with a drug addiction and getting high. The 66-year-old actress started her battle with addiction when she was in her 20s. Demi Moore’s addiction started with heavily drinking and cocaine use just so that she would be able to cope with her increasing fame. She eventually sought treatment in 1985. She stayed sober for 20 years until she relapsed in her 40s. When Demi Moore relapsed, her daughters had stopped speaking to her, being that they were so alarmed by it.
“It’s like the sun went down and like, a monster came,” Tallulah said. “I remember there’s just the anxiety that would come up in my body when I could sense that her eyes were shutting a little bit more, the way she was speaking. Or she would be a lot more affectionate with me if she wasn’t sober.”