Noah Cyrus opens up about recovering from addiction to Xanax: ‘I was so far gone’

Noah Cyrus opens up about recovering from addiction to Xanax: ‘I was so far gone’

Noah Cyrus is speaking about her addiction to the drug Xanax, and the actions she’s taken in the past two years to recover from it.

The 22-year-old singer, speaking with Rolling Stone Tuesday, said that she initially tried the drug at the age of 18, amid a time she was ‘surrounded by people’ who provided her with access to the narcotic.

‘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,’ the Nashville-born vocalist told the outlet. ‘I think I wanted to fit in with him.

The latest: Noah Cyrus, 22, is speaking about her addiction to the drug Xanax, and the actions she’s taken in the past two years to recover from it. She was snapped last month in LA

She continued: ‘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.’

Cyrus did not specifically name her ex, but she was in a high-profile relationship with rapper Lil Xan in 2018, at the time she was 18.

The Grammy-nominated musical artist recalled one instance in which she was ‘completely nodding off and falling asleep’ during an interview.

‘I was … unable to keep my head up or keep my eyes open, because I was so far gone,’ Cyrus said. ‘It just kind of becomes this dark pit, bottomless pit.’

The Grammy-nominated singer said that she initially tried the drug at the age of 18, amid a time she was 'surrounded by people' who provided her with access to the narcotic

The Grammy-nominated singer said that she initially tried the drug at the age of 18, amid a time she was ‘surrounded by people’ who provided her with access to the narcotic

Cyrus did not specifically name her ex who she began using the drug with, but she was in a high-profile relationship with rapper Lil Xan in 2018, at the time she was 18. She was snapped with him in August of 2018 in NYC

Cyrus did not specifically name her ex who she began using the drug with, but she was in a high-profile relationship with rapper Lil Xan in 2018, at the time she was 18. She was snapped with him in August of 2018 in NYC

The July singer, who is Miley Cyrus’s younger sister, said that amid her worst days of Xanax addiction in August of 2020, her grandmother Loretta passed away, and she was not present emotionally to comfort her grieving relatives.

‘I was sitting alone, and I was scared, and I realized that all the people that I love and all the people that I need, I was the one pushing them away,’ Cyrus told the publication, adding that it ‘took some time to get on [her] own two feet’ in her efforts to quit using the drug.

Cyrus said that making music was an activity that helped her channel her energy during a time she was in recovery.

Cyrus said that making music was an activity that helped her channel her energy during a time she was in recovery.  She was pictured in 2020 in NYC

Cyrus said that making music was an activity that helped her channel her energy during a time she was in recovery. She was pictured in 2020 in NYC

The I Burned LA Down singer said that she was ‘not trying to be, like, any spokesperson for recovery or anything like that,’ but relaying her own personal experience.

‘I, myself, am just going through it and figuring it out,’ she said. ‘I wake up in the mornings, and I’m able to look in a mirror and go on about my day without hating myself. I’m able to comfort myself and nurture myself.’

Cyrus is slated to release The Hardest Part, every debut album, on September 16.

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