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Noah Cyrus on Beating Xanax Addiction

Noah Cyrus on Beating Xanax Addiction

Noah Cyrus is opening up about her addiction.

In a new profile for Rolling Stone, the singer shared her journey to sobriety and the “bottomless pit” she had entered due to a Xanax addiction.

Cyrus had just turned eighteen when she first dabbled with the drug, a Benzodiazepine used for anxiety and panic disorders. She explained,

“My boyfriend at the time, when I was eighteen, was the first person that gave me Xanax. I think I wanted to fit in with him. I wanted to be what he wanted and what he thought was cool and what I thought everybody else was doing.”

Now twenty-two years old, Cyrus elaborated on her "attachment" to the drug,

“Once I felt that it was possible to silence things for a second and numb your pain, it was over.”

It wasn’t until 2020 that she had her wake-up call. Cyrus was filming an interview for “The End of Everything” when she realized she was losing to addiction.

“I was completely nodding off and falling asleep, and unable to keep my head up or my eyes open, because I was too far gone.”

That interview never made it to air.

The “July” artist received her “bitter wake-up call” from the passing of her grandmother, Loretta Cyrus, in August of 2020.

“I felt so guilty for not being there when my grandmother died. I was there physically, but emotionally, I was not there, I couldn’t be.”

Cyrus turned her struggles into hope for her upcoming album, scheduled for release this September. She claimed it was the music that saved her.

“It gave me so much structure in the time that I needed structure because I didn’t want to just be sitting around and stirring in my brain.”

"The Hardest Part" is expected for release in September of 2022.

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