Oprah: So we were talking about how [you did] light drugs before The Bodyguard and then after Bodyguard

Whitney: Oh, got heavy. Because I knew then we were trying to hide pain. ...

Oprah: Because The Bodyguard which, to the world, was one of the biggest moments ever in the history of CDs, albums and catapulted you to a level of stardom—

Whitney: Right. And remember, I did Waiting to Exhale after that, and then that album was huge.

Oprah: And The Preacher's Wife after that.

Whitney: And Preacher's Wife. By The Preacher's Wife, [doing drugs] was an everyday thing. ... I would do my work, but after I did my work, for a whole year or two, it was everyday. ... I wasn't happy by that point in time. I was losing myself. My mom came and got me twice and she would talk to me, and it was like, "Okay, we don't know what's going on, but something's going on."

Oprah: Were you in denial about it?

Whitney: Not really. I just wouldn't talk. 


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