Eliza Dushku delivers a powerful talk about her recovery.
Recently, Eliza Dushku spoke at the New Hampshire Youth Summit on Opioid Awareness and delivered a very inspiring speech. She opened up about her alcohol and rug addiction while offering hope for recovery. During the speech she revealed she has been in recovery for 8 years, but previously struggled with substance use issues.
“It was fun, and I loved it, until it wasn’t,” Dushku said. “Drugs didn’t love me. “They didn’t love my family. They definitely didn’t love my friends that died.”
During the speech, she revealed she began her life of recovery for her family and not for herself.
“I remember my brother telling me he didn’t want me to be around my niece because he didn’t trust me,” Dushku said. “I’m a really good auntie today, but you know what? He was right.
“I’m a good person, but when I did drugs and I drank, I didn’t make good decisions,” Dushku continued. “I’m sure some of you can relate to that, but all it takes is one bad decision.”
Dushku offered hope towards the end of her speech by telling the crowd she was attending college at the age of 36, and encouraged anyone in the crowd who is currently struggling to not lose hope.
“I got sober for my family,” Dushku said. “But today, I’m sober for me, and I’m sober for you. Because drugs and alcohol are powerful, but we are more powerful.”