Lena Dunham Reveals She's 6 Months Sober After Secret Battle With Pills

Oct. 29 2018, Updated 3:13 p.m. ET

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Lena Dunham just came clean about a secret addiction battle no one knew she had! On the new episode of Dax Shepard's podcast, "Armchair Expert," the Girls actress confessed she is now six months sober after a battle with pills.

"I've been sober for six months," said Dunham, 32. "My particular passion was Klonopin."

The star explained that she got on the anti-anxiety medication when her mental health crises became too much to handle.

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"I was having crazy anxiety and having to show up for things that I didn't feel equipped to show up for," she said. "But I know I need to do it, and when I take a Klonopin, I can do it."

She added that the drug made her "feel like the person I was supposed to be," which is why she became dependent on it.

"It was like suddenly I felt like the part of me that I knew was there was freed up to do her thing," said the comedian.

While Dunham began taking the pill only when she truly needed it, her consumption increased over the past few years, to the point where she started taking it daily.

"I didn't have any trouble getting a doctor to tell me, 'No you have serious anxiety issues, you should be taking this. This is how you should be existing,'" she said.

Dunham admitted that for about three years she was "to put it lightly, misusing benzos, even though it was all quote unquote, doctor prescribed."

RadarOnline.com readers know Lena Dunham has always been extremely open about her health issues. In the past few years, she opened up about sexual abuse experiences, as well as her recent surgery and devastating breakup.

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