Brad Goreski Was Addicted to Cocaine

Friday, March 2, 2012

BRAD Goreski has opened up about his cocaine addiction.

In his new memoir, Born to Be Brad, the stylist revealed that he was offered his first line of cocaine while studying musical theater at George Brown College in Toronto.

“I thought, ‘What the hell?’” he wrote.

Brad said he succumbed to a harrowing cocaine habit for years. At age 23, he was both exhausted and shockingly thin.

“I needed to get help. It was early on a December morning. I was in our bathroom, staring in the mirror, and I didn’t recognize myself. Finally I felt the weight of the situation,” Goreski writes.

“I told myself, ‘You can carry on like this, and the drugs will be your life.’ I wasn’t doing anything with my life except wasting it.”

Goreski’s then-boyfriend Nick told him, “You don’t need to stop drinking. You just need to stop using cocaine.” Goreski knew he couldn’t get sober living with Nick and called his parents from a pay phone “in the dead of winter.

“I was crying in heaving sobs, saying that I needed to get sober, that Nick and I were breaking up,” Goreski writes. “And I was fine for another few months, going to AA meetings. Until I saw Nick out at a club making out with someone else. I fell off the wagon [then] forced myself back to AA.

“It was May 3, 2001. I was determined to stay sober. This was day one: the first day of the rest of my life.”