Addiction In The Adult Entertainment Industry
Laura, a recovering alcoholic and former adult film star, talks about her experiences from the adult film industry in regards to her addiction and her life since sobriety started.
Lifestyle & Drug Abuse In The Entertainment Industry
Laura describes the lifestyle she led in the adult entertainment industry as being very supportive of drug use. She doesn’t believe that the adult film industry turned her into an addict. Instead, she believes that she was simply attracted to the industry because of her addiction.
How Effectively Treatment Helps To Manage Addiction?
Laura describes how, in the 1980s, she completely lost control over alcohol and drugs. She, as many addicts can relate, experienced increased recklessness and impulsivity. Laura eventually decided she no longer had any use for drugs and alcohol and decided to turn her life around.
Laura then came to Alcoholics Anonymous for help. She describes AA as being a difficult experience with people recognizing her from the adult film industry, and some people attempted to manipulate her.
What Role Can A Sober Companion Play?
In Sobriety, Laura continued working in the adult film industry and then moved on, working in recovery as a sober companion with those who had similar backgrounds. In sobriety, Laura goes on to say how she finds the disease of addiction can go sideways, referring to the cross-addiction phenomena. She continues to be aware of the potential for other behavioral addictions such as sex and food.
There are many risk factors that are prominent in the adult entertainment industry. These risk factors increase the likelihood of individuals developing an addiction. There is no single cause responsible for addiction disorder; rather, lifestyle and many other personal factors are proven to be influential.
Some of the most prominent risk factors are family history and lifestyle factors. The lifestyle factors more specifically involve factors such as:
- Extreme stress
- Stage fright
- Work pressure
- Peer pressure
Normally, a person finds it hard to deal with such issues and resultantly seeks assistance from drugs and alcohol as a way out.