Noah Cyrus opened up about her recent journey of grief, addiction and self-forgiveness Interview with Zane Lowe on Apple Music.
In a six-part sit-down interview, Cyrus discusses the motifs and inspirations for his debut album. the hardest part, I took a lot of inspiration from her mental health struggles.
“When I turned 20, I was overwhelmed by the thought that I might not be 21,” she quoted a passage from the album’s first song.
Now 22, she’s been candid about the role her addiction has played in her life.
“At the end of December 2020, I decided to quit my addiction to downers, prescription drugs, and painkillers. Xanax was my drug of choice. I was completely wrapped up in it.” she said.
Finally, she hit a breaking point and came to ask for help.
“When I lost all hope and all faith and everything, what felt like the strength to carry on was when I was broken and asked for help…for a long time I denied and denied , denied and pushed away, and I finally said, ‘I can’t lie anymore,’” she said.
This revelation allowed those around her to better understand the severity of her struggles, and made some of her past actions easier to understand.
“I called a therapist and a psychiatrist and I think there was a lot of confusion in the past because a lot of the talk didn’t make sense and a lot of things clicked for them.” I got the help I needed and deserved and everyone with addiction and mental health deserves.”
Cyrus has been candid with her supporters through the ups and downs of her mental health journey.
“I think that’s one thing that’s always been the same for me: how honest and honest I’ve been. What’s going on inside me and my mental health.” She said.
She also opened up about her mental state on her road to recovery and the important role her furry friend played in keeping her alive.
“My dogs… they save me. So at some point in my life it actually kept me alive. I felt like I had no purpose. The purpose I had was those dogs.
Now, a few months before the two-year anniversary of her decision to overcome her addiction, Cyrus can reflect on the dangerous headspace that led her down the path of substance abuse in the first place.
“There’s a lot of personal stuff… I had to accept it. I’m acknowledging it and it’s definitely healing. But at the time, I didn’t want to live anymore.” I didn’t.’t,” she shared. “And I just waited for one day when I might not wake up. I don’t know where it was going. There were a lot of scary moments. I knew I was trying to avoid being alive.” A feeling of being alive.
She admitted that life still gets difficult at times, but she knows she’s in a much better place now.
“It’s either the first time, or the first time it’s been so funny in a long time,” she said.
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