Noah Cyrus decided to talk about his addiction to an anxiolytic medication during an interview with Rolling Stone magazine.
The singer, Miley Cyrus’ younger sister, opened up about her use of a drug called Xanax, which is commonly used to treat anxiety and panic disorders.
“My boyfriend at the time, when I was 18, was the first person to give me Xanax, and it became a way for us to connect. I think I wanted to fit in with him, I wanted to be what he wanted, what he thought. cool and what I thought everyone was doing. Once I felt it was possible to silence thoughts for a while and numb the pain, it was all over”, explained the artist, now 22 years old.
According to Noah, the worst moment of the addiction came when she began to lose consciousness during an interview for a TV show that, in the end, ended up not even airing: “I was completely dozing and falling asleep, and I was unable to to keep my head up or my eyes open, because I was so far away”.
What would have started out as something “recreational” turned into a somber habit: “It kind of became a dark, bottomless pit.”
Addiction also reportedly got in the way of Noah’s relationships: “I felt very guilty about not being there when my grandmother died. I was there physically, but emotionally I wasn’t. I couldn’t be,” she explained when talking about Loretta Finley, who died. in August 2020.
“It opened my eyes. I was sitting alone, and I was scared, and then I realized I was the one who was pushing away all the people I love and need,” she said.
Among the effects of Xanax, Noah said that on many days of the pandemic he woke up around 8 pm.
She sought help after her grandmother’s death and is on the mend: “I wake up in the morning and I can look at myself in the mirror and do things in my day without hating myself. I am able to comfort myself and take care of myself.”
Noah will release his first full-length album on September 16th. the flame project The Hardest Partor The Hardest Part.
Check out the clip below Ready To Golatest work released by Noah.