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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO INTERVIEW: Buffy The Vampire Slayer Star Talks About His Addiction; Says His Twin Can "Drink Like A Normal Person"

May 13 2010, Published 9:35 a.m. ET

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Buffy The Vampire Slayer star Nicholas Brendon reveals his addiction to alcohol and his struggle to stay sober for the past five years in this  exclusive new interview with

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“I always wondered what an intervention would be like, I just didn’t think it would be mine,” the actor, who played Xander on the popular TV vampire series, says. Brendon has just finished his third stint in rehab, and is now living in SOBA, a sober living facility in Malibu, California.

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The 38-year-old actor deals with the frustration of having a twin brother who is able to drink “normally.” But unfortunately, after his second rehab, he returned to the bottle.

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“I thought that I could drink like a lady,” he says explaining his wish of nursing a drink all night. “You want to believe that this isn’t happening to you.”


But unfortunately for Brendon it did.

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Nicholas kicked his neighbor’s door while looking for his dog on March 17. He was later arrested for felony vandalism. That night he admits he had blackouts from mixing sleeping pills with beer and the police had to restrain him with a Taser.

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The day after that fateful night, Brendon checked into rehab on his own. And after two months, he moved in the sober home. “The most important part is being there for other alcoholics too and giving back,” he told us.

Brendon, who still has a flourishing acting career starring in CBS' hit drama Criminal Minds, is looking to the future. “What I see for my life is staying sober... otherwise my life is screwed.”



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