Noah Cyrus Opens Up About Xanax Addiction
Noah Cyrus recently revealed to Rolling Stone that she channeled the ups and downs of her past addiction to Xanax for her upcoming LP, The Hardest Part.
The singer explained that she struggled with the pressures of being part of a public family which includes older sister Miley Cyrus and father Billy Ray Cyrus. She recalled trying downers at the age of 18, amid her battles with body dysmorphia and depression.
Noah told the outlet, “My boyfriend at the time was the first person that gave me a Xanax, and it became a way for us to bond. I think I wanted to fit in with him. I wanted to be what he wanted and what he thought was cool and what I thought everybody was doing.”
She added, “Once I felt that it was possible to silence things out for a second and numb your pain, it was over.”
The singer admitted she would sleep all day and wake up sometimes as late as 8 p.m., and revealed, “It just kind of becomes this dark pit, bottomless pit.”
Things got scary for Noah when she nodded off mid-conversation during an international television interview at the height of the coronavirus pandemic in 2020. She says she reached out for help shortly after and began “slowly wading back into the creative process,” which includes her album, slated for a July 15th release.
Thanks to hours of therapy and psychiatry, she says things are improving and tells the outlet, “I wake up in the mornings, and I’m able to look in a mirror and go on about my day without hating myself. I’m able to comfort myself and nurture myself.”