Keith Urban Speaks Openly About Defeating Addiction

Stress has been proven as a driving factor in individuals struggling with addiction, according to Drug Addiction Support, a statistics website. Rehabilitation facilities can help addicts detoxify, but on occasion, a person must hit rock bottom before they reach out for help.

Musician Keith Urban recently made a television appearance on the Oprah Winfrey show to discuss his own struggle with drugs and alcohol. Prior to meeting and marrying actress Nicole Kidman, Urban had been in an out of treatment for an addiction to cocaine. Just months after wedding Kidman, the country singer checked himself into rehab after an intervention held by his wife and friends.

“[The intervention] was really a profound moment in so many ways,” Urban told Winfrey. “The way in which Nic handled that moment was just perfect. Everything was just designed, I believe, for that moment to fuse us together.”

Drug addiction costs the U.S. nearly $484 billion every year, according to Drug Addiction Support. Celebrities often make headlines for battling a dependency on drugs and alcohol, but substance abuse can affect everyone. Rehabilitation facilities can help individuals come clean and make healthier lifestyle choices.