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Coogan admits to cocaine addiction
04 Oct 2015 16:04
Steve Coogan has opened up about his former cocaine addiction in his forthcoming autobiography.
In Easily Distracted, which is published on October 8, the British actor reveals that he will always be a "recovering addict" but insists that he doesn't take drugs or drink any more.
"I didn't start taking cocaine until I was living in Edinburgh in the summer of 1992. I didn't buy it; people just kept giving it to me and I kept accepting it," Coogan recalls.
This behaviour eventually resulted in a terrifying cocaine-induced panic attack where he thought he was going to die, and started a series of similar attacks.
"I'd be having dinner in a restaurant, surrounded by people I did and didn't know - or anywhere I felt I couldn't easily escape - and I couldn't breathe. I very quickly became depressed."

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