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Valerie's awakening came when she was only a few days sober, but the journey hasn't been as easy for Tatum. "I haven't been able to have that big white-light experience," she says. "I've had relapses."

Tatum says that her aha! moments happen when she faces her problems head on. "My spiritual awakening has come when I let go of the fight with everybody else and take on the fight with my disease of addiction," she says. "It's not about my father or career or ex-husband or any of that. It's me and my drug addiction. I needed to say 'That's the fight' and let go of everything else."
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Published on September 12, 2008

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