I’m an alcoholic
Alisan Porter is an alcoholic, but she's been sober for seven years
Alisan Porter is an alcoholic, but she’s been sober for nearly seven years. The actress, 33, who played the title role in Curly Sue as a child took to her blog and opened up about why she is coming forward now.
“I’ve waited a long time to write about my sobriety: it’s a touchy subject. Also, you never know when you’re going to wake up and realize the disease won. I’ve been profoundly affected by so many losses of late and if I can help just one person, one former child actor or especially one mother, this will be worth it”, she told People.
Porter’s journey to sobriety began in 2007 and she started her blog in 2012.
“I felt trapped, scared, and sad and I was ready to really go for broke or get better. So, I did what every good user does and I prayed to a god I had never believed in … and then called my mom. Days later I was off to treatment, just like that. For the next four years I went to meetings, worked the steps, got a sponsor, found a god of my own understanding, prayed, meditated and basically grew up”, she wrote on her blog.
Porter has two children: Mason Blaise Autenrieth, 2, and Aria Sage, 4 months. The stress of raising her kids has tempted her to drink, but the responsibilities of parenting also help her to stay sober.
“I don’t drink because I don’t want to miss one second of the responsibilities I get to have today. I don’t drink because I can’t. I want to, a lot of days, because I’m human and because life gets hard. But I don’t. Sobriety offered me everything I ever wanted and never got”. she wrote.