Trust Miley Cyrus to have the conversations that many can’t. The singer is a trailblazer in her own right, forging her own path with her husky voice, influencing millions of people with her musical talent, style and unabashed self. Fame came to him earlier, like all Disney artists, and there have been plenty of scrutiny where his every move has been dissected by fans and the media. However, Miley has kept moving on her path and over time she only becomes more open with her audience, leaving them on everything that touches her – her divorce (which she said looked like death), the sexuality, as well as its decision. to avoid recreational drugs, alcohol and even harsher substances.
Miley’s decision to be sober came after her husband, Liam Hemsworth divorced after more than 10 years of being together, according to a report from Sun. In an interview with Variety in June this year, speaking about her choice to get away from drugs, she said, “I’ve been sober for six months. At first it was just about this voice surgery.” She had vocal cord surgery in November 2019. Miley further explained why she decided to achieve sobriety and that this was mainly related to the thoughts she had about her mother Tish Cyrus. “My mother was adopted, and I inherited some of the feelings she had, the feelings of abandonment and the desire to prove that you are wanted and precious.
She had also spoken of her father, country singer Billy Ray Cyrus, claiming that he too grew up in a broken house. “My dad’s parents divorced when he was three, so my dad grew up. I did a lot of family history, which has a lot of addiction and mental health issues.” What she wanted to do by getting information about her family background was to become aware of her parents’ experiences during their early years, which in turn made her her own. “By understanding the past, we understand the present and the future much more clearly. I think the therapy is great, ”she noted.
Although she does not tolerate alcohol consumption, Miley actively advocates the use of marijuana and has never shied away from doing so openly. Cyrus also recently confirmed that she no longer uses weed. “I think alcohol is much more dangerous than marijuana – people may be mad at me for saying that, but I don’t care. I’ve seen a lot of people come down with alcohol, but I’ve never seen that happen with weed, ”she once said in an interview with Rolling Stone earlier this decade.
September 2020 marks the 31st year of National Recovery Month and with this column we aim to share the experiences of public figures and celebrities with mental health disorders and addictions, to raise awareness and to standardize requests for help.