Danniella Westbrook admits even love of her kids couldn’t stop drug binges
Danniella Westbrook has detailed the heartbreaking truth of her past drug addiction and admitted that even the love of her children couldn't stop her using.
Speaking out on The Jeremy Vine show , Danniella, who has been sober for five months now, said: "As soon as I put something inside me I can't stop. The obsession kicks in.
"Nobody's going to stop me. If the love of my kids won't stop me, nothing will stop me."
Danniella then told the host that she believes some people are born with a vulnerability to addition and others aren't.
Explaining how she felt as though she had a 'spiritual void' in her life, Danniella said: "I was always bored, irritable or discontented.
"From speaking to my mum, even as a small child I was never satisfied with anything. I've always had that spiritual malady."
Following an intervention by Jeremy Kyle at the star of the year, Daniella has now been sober for five months.
The former EastEnders star said she was still a work in progress and is taking each day as it comes.
Asked she was more likely to succumb to drugs or alcohol, Danniella replied: "It's always been drugs that have called me first. But don't get me wrong if the drugs aren't there it will be the alcohol.
"For me it could be anything. "
Daniella previously admitted to first taking drugs at the age of 14.
Then after joining the cast of EastEnders in 1990, she fell into the grips of a cocaine addiction and was written out of the soap as her problems spiralled.
At the height of her troubles, Danniella's nasal septum eroded and she took five grams of cocaine a day – even when pregnant with her son Kai, now 22.
After being clean for five months now, Danniella has revealed she's hoping to train to become a therapist.
Speaking to Victoria Derbyshire, she said: "I think personally for me the only thing that's going to stop me is keeping to the programme, helping others, helping the newcomer and getting involved with the treatment centre.
"I'm hoping this September to start my therapist course so I can become a therapist."
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