Growing up, the Arquette sisters say there was a lot of drama in the Arquette household, and they say their mother was physically abusive towards them.

"She was abusive to us when we were little," Patricia says. "She choked me to the point once where I started blacking out."

"She stabbed me in the arm with a knife," Rosanna says. "Concussions. Just terrible, terrible physical abuse."

Adding fuel to the family's dysfunctional fire, Patricia says their father was an addict. "When he was using substance, which was usually marijuana, he would also drink whiskey," she says.

"When you grow up in that kind of family, it is a family disease," Rosanna says. "It affects everybody."

David says his trouble with alcohol and drugs began very early in life. "I stole pot from my father when I was 8 years old," he says. "I seriously started drinking when I was about 12."


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