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

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.

Alyssa, Director of Digital Marketing
Alyssa, Director of Digital Marketing
Alyssa is the National Director of Digital Marketing and is responsible for a multitude of integrated campaigns and events in the behavioral health and addictions field. All articles have been written by Alyssa and medically reviewed by our Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Darrin Mangiacarne.
Harry Potter Actor, Jason Isaac, Opens Up About Past Drug Use
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