5 supermodels who battled alcohol addiction

The world of supermodels appears to be glamorous, glitzy, extravagant and exciting from outside, but behind the scenes of the avant-garde attires and sultry bodies is an ugly race of always looking good and maintaining a particular body type. Fashion industry’s every big project and event starts and ends with a party and none of those parties are without alcohol.

The fashion industry carries the dark secret of sexual abuse, nepotism and body shaming, which creates a conflicting situation for models to be always stylish, in spite of being in a state of melancholy. Therefore, in order to get a temporary relief from their state of stress and depression, these models indulge in drinking liquor, which gradually becomes a habit for them.

Some of the supermodels who were addicted to alcohol and fought their battle to come out of their addiction are:

Naomi Campbell

Naomi Campbell is a British-born supermodel who confessed to have struggled with her addiction to alcohol as well as drugs. Under the influence of alcohol and drugs, she was compelled to do certain strange things publicly, including well-publicized assaults which repeatedly landed her in court. She even ostensibly tried to kill herself several times. She admitted that her behavior was largely influenced by alcohol and drugs.

Janice Dickinson

The world’s first self-proclaimed supermodel Janice Dickinson, who worked with some of the biggest names in fashion during the late 70s and early 80s, including Gianni Versace, Giorgio Armani, and Calvin Klein, admitted to having alcohol as well as drug addiction problems on the “Celebrity Rehab” television show. She said that she was an alcoholic and chemically dependent woman, with addiction to drugs like cocaine and alcohol

Amber Valletta

Amber Valletta is a model from Phoenix, Arizona, who vaulted quickly to supermodel status and was the face of giants such as Armani, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Valentino, Gucci and Versace. She revealed her battle with drug and alcohol addiction to one of the wellness website. She recalled that she was introduced to cocaine and alcohol during her modeling days in Europe. She achieved sobriety at the age of 25.

Bridget Hall

Born in Arkansas, U.S., Bridget Hall was enlisted as one of the top 10 best paid supermodels in the world by Forbes in 1995, at the mere age of 18. She appeared on the cover of Elle, Vogue, and Cosmopolitan, among others. In September 2010, she made headlines for her  DWI (driving while intoxicated).

Lara Stone

Lara Stone is a Dutch model who had endorsed brands such as Calvin Klein, Diesel and Marc Jacobs, among others. In 2009, she astonished many of her fans after she revealed the truth of being an alcoholic and getting rehab treatment in South Africa. She told British Vogue in the 2009 issue that she was a complete alcoholic. According to reports, she has remained sober since May 2009.

Combating alcohol addiction

An addiction to alcohol causes severe health complications to the affected individual as well as disrupts his or her emotional and psychological well-being. The initial treatment for an alcohol addiction is rehabilitation program which can help someone handle withdrawal symptoms and emotional challenges.

If you are a victim of alcohol abuse, get rid of alcohol today by remaining alcohol-free. Various alcohol treatment centers in Florida can change your life. To know how you can avail alcohol dependence treatment in Florida, chat online with the Florida Alcohol Addiction Helpline counselors. Dial the 24/7 helpline number at 866-220-5381 for immediate relief to know about alcohol rehabilitation in Florida.