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Jamie Lee Curtis celebrates 25 years of being 'clean and sober' after overcoming opiate addiction

Jamie Lee Curtis attends the 2019 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 24, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.
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  • Jamie Lee Curtis celebrated a personal milestone on February 3: 25 years of sobriety.

  • "25 years clean and sober. One day at a time. 9,125 of them," she wrote in a social media post.

  • The actor previously said she began taking opiates following eye surgery in 1989.

Jamie Lee Curtis has been "clean and sober" for a quarter of a century — and she marked the milestone on social media on Saturday.

"25 years clean and sober. One day at a time. 9,125 of them," the 65-year-old Academy Award winner wrote on Instagram, alongside a black-and-white photo of herself.

"What's inside, as my old friend Adam sang, is a sense of calm, serenity, purpose and the greatest feeling that I am not alone," she continued. "That many others share the same disease and solution."

"For all those struggling with addiction and shame, there are others out here who care. My hand in yours. Our hands in yours. XO JLC," she added.

The "Everything Everywhere All at Once" star has been open about her experience with opiate addiction.

In 2018, she told People that she began using opiates after she underwent eye surgery in 1989 and that she was then addicted to the drugs for the next decade.

Speaking on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" last year, the actor opened up about her journey to sobriety.

"I was an opiate addict, and I liked a good opiate buzz. And if fentanyl was available, as easily available as it is today on the street, I'd be dead," she said, referencing the powerful synthetic opioid that has swept the US in recent years.

Jamie Lee Curtis, photographed at the Directors Guild of America Awards in 1989, the year she has said her opioid addiction began.
Jamie Lee Curtis, photographed at the Directors Guild of America Awards in 1989, the year she said her opiate addiction began.Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images

"I'm lucky. I didn't make terrible decisions high or under the influence that then, for the rest of my life, I regret," Curtis said.

"There are women in prison whose lives have been shattered by drugs and alcohol, not because they were violent felons, not because they were horrible people, but because they were addicts. And I am incredibly lucky that that wasn't my path," she added.

In December 2022, Curtis said she wanted her legacy to show that she continued to abstain from drugs.

"I'm stopping what has been a generational issue in my biological family," she told Colin Farrell in Variety's "Actors on Actors" series. "It'll be the single greatest thing I do, if I can stay sober. For me, sobriety first. Always."

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