Lena Dunham Is Two Years Sober After Addiction to Anxiety Medication | Banyan Treatment Center

Lena Dunham Is Two Years Sober After Addiction to Anxiety Medication

Lena Dunham

Actress Lena Dunham took to Instagram on April 10th to announce that she is two years sober! Lena Dunham struggled with anxiety in the past and claims that is what held her back from doing daily activities. In order to cope with the debilitating anxiety, Lena started to take Klonopin, a benzodiazepine, and was on them for three years. She said it made her feel like she could “operate the world.” Eventually, Lena Dunham started abusing Klonopin more frequently and she ended up seeking treatment for a benzo addiction.

Lena Dunham’s Sobriety

Lena Dunham’s Instagram post went on to say, “when I first got sober, people often told me it was the best choice they’d ever made, the achievement of which they’re most proud. That seemed crazy- NOT doing something was the best thing they’d ever done??? But they were right- not using and removing secrecy and self-harm from my repertoire, has given me a life beyond my wildest dreams.”  Dunham says that there is help available if you are struggling.

Lena Dunham’s addiction is proof that addiction does not discriminate. With Lena seeking addiction treatment for Klonopin, she was able to figure out why she started to abuse it and finally get clean from her struggles.

If you or someone you know is struggling with an addiction to benzos, there is help. Recovery and sobriety are possible. As nationwide addiction treatment centers, we want to guide you toward the path of recovery.


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Ilana
Ilana
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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