How Brad Pitt Found Peace in Sobriety After Divorce from Angelina Jolie
Every marriage has its share of ups and downs. Bills can sometimes put terrible stress on families, leading to things from shouting matches to divorce. Other times it may be more extreme situations like physical abuse or the use of illicit drugs.
In Hollywood, the causes of a rocky marriage can come from every direction. For Brad Pitt, it was an incident with his and Angelina Jolie’s child, Maddox Jolie-Pitt during an airplane flight.
After going through some family troubles, Brad Pitt told GQ in an interview that he took to boozing in private. It consumed so much of his life, that it affected his relationships with his children and now ex-wife. It took the Fight Club actor going to rehab to put things into perspective. A stint in rehab helped him realize what he might be losing to the alcohol abuse.
Since his crisis, Pitt has sworn off alcohol and committed himself to live a healthier lifestyle for him and his kids. He has also worked through his issues using art therapy, taking time to practice sculpting at a friend’s studio. Brad Pitt has also taken to participating in pet therapy, gaining the companionship of a pit bull by the name of Jacques.
The actor has put more focus on being a good father to his children and continues to try and better himself through therapy and treatment.
The first step to becoming better is admitting that there is a problem, an important step that actor Brad Pitt has taken.
If you are struggling to deal with something and how to cope with it, take confidence in a close friend or family member and open up to them about what’s going on in your world. Don’t let alcohol control your life and affect the relationships you have with your loved ones.