Jason Isaac Opens Up About Past Drug Use | Banyan Heartland

Harry Potter Actor, Jason Isaac, Opens Up About Past Drug Use


You may know him from the Harry Potter movie series as the villain, Lucius Malfoy; Jason Isaacs talks about the villain in his life, addiction.

In an interview with The Big Issue, Isaacs talks about his “decade-long love affair with drugs”.

"I've always had an addictive personality and by the age of 16, I'd already passed through drink and was getting started on a decades-long love affair with drugs," Isaacs told The Big Issue. He continued, "Every action was filtered through a burning need I had for being as far from a conscious, thinking, feeling person as possible. No message would get through for nearly 20 years."

At the age of 12, Jason Isaac got drunk for the first time at a party and though he woke up with a head wound, headache, and covered in vomit the next morning, he wanted to do it again. This lead to an addiction that went on for 20 years.  

Jason Isaac’s Addiction Recovery

  Right before Jason Isaacs got sober, he had a realization. He wrote “I thought I was broken. I remember there being a moment, not long before I got clean, when it suddenly occurred to me that if everybody I knew died, literally every single person, I probably wouldn’t mind that much. In fact, I might like it, because then it would be an excuse to sit in a room by myself and take drugs and everybody else would say, well you know, fair enough, you heard what happened, didn’t you?”

Jason Isaacs’s sobriety is proof that even though you’ve suffered from a long-term addiction, there is help and hope. We know the journey to recovery is not the easiest path, but it is one well worth the effort. Jason Isaac’s addiction story is inspirational and shows that you can overcome any obstacle. We hope this honesty and being able to speak so openly about his drug addiction struggles can inspire others to find an addiction treatment program for them.

If you or a loved one are struggling with an alcohol or drug addiction and need addiction treatment in Illinois, we are here to help! Contact us today to learn more about our programs:  Call us at 888-966-9413 for help with addiction today.

Ilana mekler
Ilana mekler
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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