In the candid interview with men’s magazine GQ (accompanied by a very eye-catching semi-nude photo-shoot), the stunning singer admits her alcohol addiction was ‘the worst thing that ever happened’ to her.
She describes how she would drink alone every day, believing it was ‘cool’ to rebel against her parents and have what she describes as a ‘dark side’.
She said: “Like, at first it’s fine and you think you have a dark side – it’s exciting – and then you realise the dark side wins every time if you decide to indulge in it.”
The star only began to get worried when she realised she preferred drinking to doing anything else.
Once her parents caught wind of the problem, they decided to send her away to a strict boarding school in Connecticut, in the hope it would help her shake the habit.
Much of Lana’s top-selling album ‘Born to Die’ is based on the years she spent battling her alcohol addiction before her parents sent her away.
Alcoholism occurs when a person can no longer function normally without drinking. They typically lose their sense of control, experience rapid mood changes, lose their interest in other activities, grow increasingly tolerant to the effects of alcohol and commonly experience memory blackouts and confusion. Alcohol addiction is extremely distressing – both for those experiencing it and for the people around them.
Hypnotherapy can be used to treat addictions, including alcoholism. Relaxation techniques allow the hypnotherapist to access their client’s unconscious minds so they might find the roots of the addiction. From here, the client can begin to learn new coping strategies along with developing new attitudes and behavioural patterns that lead them towards a healthier lifestyle.
To find out more, please visit our page on Alcohol Abuse.
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