Alcoholism leaves a person’s career, happiness, relations and life devastated. Many problems arise in life. However, it is hard to get rid of it. Now Pooja Bhatt has come forward to share her personal experiences with quitting alcoholism. The actress shared a post from her official verified Instagram account to express and celebrate the dawn of new beginnings post she left alcohol. She shared a picture of herself with a long note. In the note, she mentioned all the ups and downs that she faced.
Pooja Bhatt Shares about Quitting Alcoholism:
She wrote, “Three yrs & nine months sober today. One more quarter and I will be four. As someone who drank openly,I chose to recover openly.I truly felt it was important to share my journey to tell others,women especially, who might be struggling that they are not alone & if I could do it so could they.”
The filmmaker also shared that she was ridiculed and as well as lauded for being so courageous. She further wrote, “Was ridiculed by some but lauded for being courageous by most. I wondered why people termed speaking openly about addiction issues courageous. And also why there is an ‘anonymous’ attached to groups that help you recover. I understand more than ever today that it’s because people simplify/stigmatise addictive behaviour & tend to criminalise it without attempting to understand why someone used a substance to begin with.”
Pooja added, “Alcohol is a drug,and was my drug of choice.Just because it is socially acceptable does not mean it is not. I have had to make more excuses for NOT drinking in the last few yrs than I ever have for drinking-to friends,foes and ‘well’ meaning acquaintances alike. A fractured society can only heal & evolve when we attempt to ‘understand’ instead of constantly standing in judgement.”
The actress has essayed roles in movies like Daddy, Sadak, Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin, Junoon, Pehla Nasha. As a filmmaker, she has added movies likeand Jism 2 to her folio.
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