Noah Cyrus has spoken about her past Xanax addiction during an interview.
The 22-year-old July singer spoke with Rolling Stone, when she revealed her past addiction to drugs.
Cyrus said, “My boyfriend at the time, when I was 18, was the first person that gave me a Xanax, and it became a way for us to bond. I think I wanted to fit in with him. I wanted to be what he wanted and what he thought was cool and what I thought everybody was doing. Once I felt that it was possible to silence things out for a second and numb your pain, it was over.”
During the entire interview, Noah avoided saying the name of her ex-partner.
Detailing more about her ability to obtain the prescription only drug, Cyrus explained, “I was surrounded by people who were easily able to get it by buying it from people.”
According to the singer, she would sleep all day and would wake up around 8pm which began to impact her memory. The lowest point for Cyrus was in 2020, and during an interview she began passing out whilst promoting The End of Everything.
She said, I was completely nodding off and falling asleep, and unable to keep my head up or keep my eyes open, because I was so far gone,” When her grandmother, Loretta, passed away in August 2020, Noah said, “I felt so guilty for not being there when my grandma died. I was there physically, but emotionally, I was not there. I couldn’t be,”
She revealed that she even shut down from Tish Cyrus, her mother, who was grieving the loss of Loretta, “That was my big eye-opener: I was sitting alone, and I was scared, and I realized that all the people that I love and all the people that I need, I was the one pushing them away.” In terms of a recovery plan, she did not go into any form of rehab, instead, she “was being helped by everybody that I needed help from, and it took some time to get on my own two feet.”