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Noah Cyrus Breaks Silence About Drug Addiction

In an in-depth profile with Rolling Stone on Tuesday (7.05,), Noah Cyrus came clean about her addiction to Xanax and how she turned her struggles into music.

About her compulsion, Miley’s younger sister stated “My boyfriend at the time, when I was 18, was the first person that gave me a Xanax, and it became a way for us to bond,” “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 was doing … Once I felt that it was possible to silence things out for a second and numb your pain, it was over.”

Now 22 years old, Noah has been in recovery since the latter part of 2020, and realizes that a significant component to her addiction was fueled by being “surrounded by people who were easily able to get it by buying it from people … It just kind of becomes this dark pit, bottomless pit.”

By the release of her second EP, 2020’s The End of Everything, the younger Cyrus started to hit rock bottom, nodding off in the middle of an international TV interview to promote the project and being what she terms “emotionally … not there” during her maternal grandmother’s death a few months later.

Though Noah didn’t address the specifics of her recovery, she admitted getting support from those around her and said “I was being helped by everybody that I needed help from,” “and it took some time to get on my own two feet.”

Billy Ray Cyrus’ youngest child also credits her upcoming album The Hardest Part with helping her through her recovery process, stating “It was coming out in my lyrics.” “So, it’s like, ‘I’m not going to hide my truth.’ I think it was evident that I was going through something the past couple years — I think my fans saw it. I think the public could see it.”

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Author: Al Denté

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