Demi Moore Reveals How She Walked Away From A 'Path To Self-Destruction'
Demi Moore has opened up about her journey to recovery after winning a 'Woman Of The Year Award' at a charity event in LA last night.
Moore was the guest of honour at the Peggy Albrecht Friendly House event and shared some of the mental health struggles she faced as a young actress, Variety reports.
“I was spiralling down a path of real self-destruction and no matter what success I had I just never felt good enough,” she said.
“I had absolutely no value for myself and this self-destructive path, it really quickly brought me to a real crisis point,” Moore added.
The Ghost actress said it took the support of two strangers who presented her with an ultimatum to turn her life around.
"It gave me a chance to redirect the course of my life before I destroyed everything. Clearly, they saw more in me than I saw in myself and I’m so grateful because without that opportunity, without their belief in me, I wouldn’t be standing her today," she said.
Moore attended rehab in the '80s for drug and alcohol addiction prior to shooting St Elmo's Fire. Her health was brought back into the spotlight in 2012 when she was hospitalised for 'exhaustion'.
The Peggy Albrecht Friendly House helps women in the US who are seeking recovery from "alcohol and other substance use disorders".
Moore told the crowd at the charity's event that everyone faces challenges with their mental health and one point or another.
"Life is certainly not a straight line and I think everybody here has dealt with not feeling good enough at some point in their lives," she said.
"I know that in a moment of great struggle for me, I reached out to a wise teacher and I expressed my fear that I wasn’t good enough and she said, ‘You will never be good enough but you can know that value of your worth. Put down the measuring stick.
“So today,” Moore concluded, “I put down the measuring stick and I thank you for this beautiful acknowledgement and the opportunity to know the value of my worth.”
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