Tom Holland Opens up about Alcohol Addiction: “Holland Said I Punished Myself”

Tom Holland Opens up about Alcohol Addiction: “Holland Said I Punished Myself”

Tom Holland opened up about his journey and struggle with alcohol addiction. In a new interview “On Purpose with Jay Shetty”, Holland said that I Punished Myself. Tom Holland confessed to being obsessed with alcohol in the past and he knew that he had a problem with alcohol. I’m happy to say it. “I am not shying away from that at all,” he said on the show. Tom Holland said that as a challenge last year, he gave up drinking for dry January but he found himself “obsessed” with drinking. I was waking up thinking about it. I was checking the clock, when’s it 12 p.m.?” he said adding that “it just really scared me.”

Tom Holland Opens up about Alcohol Addiction

He then aimed to refrain from drinking the following month as a means to “prove” to himself that he didn’t have a problem. Two months instead. “I was like, ‘Wow, maybe I have a little bit of an alcohol thing,’ so I sort of decided to just punish myself. Say I’ll do February as well, I’ll do two months off,’ Holland said. His logic was that he could do two months off. Means to “prove” to himself that he didn’t have a problem.

After quitting alcohol, he was still really struggling, he admitted.

He challenged His Alcohol Addiction..

I felt like I couldn’t be social. Go to the pub and have a lime soda. I couldn’t go out for dinner. I was really really struggling and I started to really worry that maybe I had an alcohol problem.” The actor made the decision to wait another three months till his birthday on June 1 Holland continued with the challenge and he knew he could maintain his sobriety and recalled feeling the “happiest I’ve ever been in my life. He was a transformed person; he was sleeping better, and was less on-edge at work. I could handle problems better.

Tom said he has been sober for a year and a half now and “it hasn’t even crossed my mind, he could take in my stride. He had such better mental clarity. He said that he probably inherited a taste for alcohol from his mother’s side of the family. She has given up drinking, as well.

Now a year and a half sober, Holland says drinking doesn’t even “cross my mind” and the decision is the “best thing” he’s done. He also credits finding “amazing replacements “really healthy. His decision to quit drinking has a positive ripple effect; inspiring his mom to go sober herself after watching her son thrive without alcohol. Another benefit of his decision to stop drinking was that it motivated his mother to quit drinking after seeing how well he did without it. Read More

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