September 30, 2013
Nick Carter: I am drug free but alcohol addiction is ‘still a problem for me’
Nick Carter seemed to have it all as a member of the insanely popular boy band the Backstreet Boys in the 90s. But now, the 33-year-old singer is opening up about the behind-the-scenes struggles he faced, battling drug addictions during the height of his fame. Carter spoke to FOX411 about his memoir, “Facing the Music and Living to Talk About it,” and he revealed to us that he is still struggling to stay clean.
FOX411: You really have done a lot of work on yourself.
Nick Carter: I’m 33. I’ve made a lot of mistakes. But I’m getting some things right. I’m still trying to evolve, to learn more.
FOX411: How long have you been sober?
Carter: This is the thing: I am completely 100 percent drug free. I have, on occasion, been having drinks. The thing about it is, I still realize that it’s an issue, and it’s still a problem for me. It’s something that’s not easy. I still have to go to therapy. I still have to get to the bottom of the reason why I have resorted to alcohol.
I’ll go for a couple of months without a drink, and then I’ll drink. But for the most part it’s a struggle and I’m winning the battle and trying to understand what causes someone to fall back on alcohol, something that’s been in my life for a very long time.