Naomi Campbell's Career and Controversies
"I'd always been against it, and I found myself doing three jobs a day. I never, ever had to have a dealer, as you call them. It was always very easy to get, handed to you whenever you wanted it," she says. "It made you feel like insatiable, but at the end, it was a destroyer. It's really a devil's drug."
Naomi's recreational drug habit soon turned into a dangerous addiction. After her friend Gianni Versace was murdered in 1997, Naomi says she realized she had a problem. "That year, so many other friends passed away in different circumstances," she says. "I felt like I couldn't keep up with the grief, so I just started replacing it with drugs."
After collapsing at a photo shoot in 1999, Naomi checked into rehab. For two years, she quietly lived as a recovering addict, but then her secret was exposed. A tabloid printed a photo of her leaving a Narcotics Anonymous meeting. Naomi sued the tabloid for invasion of privacy and won.
Today, Naomi says she's been sober from drugs for six years and sober from alcohol a year and a half.