Michael Douglas Admits He’s ‘Not Really’ Sober After Rehab

Michael Douglas has no filter! This Thursday evening during a talk with Marc Maron on his new podcast, the actor dropped some bombshells about his alcohol and drug battle, as well as his eldest son’s recovery after prison.

Speaking of his own addiction troubles, Douglas, 74, admitted: “I got sober. I was in rehab in 1991. Probably more alcohol but drugs were a part of it.”

However, sobriety is “not really” his thing, and he simply opts for balance.

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“Everything is a question of moderations and all of that but just not the way you wake up in the morning anymore (wanting more). You have to be careful of the fact that... I have had addiction issues in my family. I have lost a brother Eric,” said Douglas.

As readers know, the star’s son, Cameron, 39, struggled with his own drug issues for years, and even spent time in prison for possession of heroin and selling of methamphetamine. Though he was initially sentenced to five years, his time behind bars was extended after he confessed to smuggling drugs in prison.

Michael Douglas

“My oldest boy was a heroin addict who spent seven and a half years in a federal prison for a non-violent drug offence. He is fine. He is doing really well, and he is an actor. He is doing good. But I think you learn about genetics amongst other things that you have to be careful,” admitted the Ant-Man actor.

Speaking of his two young children with wife Catherine Zeta-Jones, however, the star said he is much more cautious.

“My younger ones, my new ones they keep a much closer eye on it. We have a conversation about it,” he said.

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