‘I Don’t Know If I Would’ve Survived Childhood Without Alcoholism’: Selma Blair Opens Up About Decades-Long Struggle With Addiction

‘I Don’t Know If I Would’ve Survived Childhood Without Alcoholism’: Selma Blair Opens Up About Decades-Long Struggle With Addiction


Actress Selma Blair said she’s not sure she “would’ve survived childhood without alcoholism” as she opened up about her decades-long struggle with addiction after having her first drink at the age of 7.

The 49-year-old actress detailed her battle with alcohol in her new memoir, titled “Mean Baby: A Memoir Of Growing Up,” in which she talked about how drinking was “a huge comfort” and “coping mechanism” for her at a young age, and said she doesn’t “know if I would’ve survived childhood without alcoholism,” reported People magazine in a piece published Wednesday.

“The first time I got drunk it was a revelation,” Blair shared in an excerpt obtained by the magazine. “I always liked Passover. As I took small sips of the Manischewitz I was allowed throughout

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