Alec Baldwin Talks 32 Years Of Sobriety

Alec Baldwin

Alec Baldwin is perhaps best known these days for impersonating Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live, but he’s now opening up about his rocky past involving alcohol and drug addiction.

In a new memoir set to be released on April 4th, Nevertheless, the actor talks about getting sober in 1985. He spoke about his troubled past during a recent interview with Good Morning America, admitted that he even had nearly fatal drug overdoses in his 20s.

“I got sober when I was just about to turn 27,” Baldwin (now 58) said. “And those two years that I lived in that white, hot period, as a daily drug abuser, as a daily drinker … to my misery, boy, that was a tough time. There was really, really a lot of pain in there.”

However, once Baldwin got sober, he said he was determined not to look back.

“I think I was one of the people who was lucky that it stuck, and therefore if I didn’t get it then, I think I would’ve got it eventually,” he explained. “I know that at that time, what I describe — overdosing on drugs — which I’ve kept very private for years and years,” he continued. “But, I’m glad I got it when I did ’cause not many people get sober when they’re young.”