82 minutes | Apr 29, 2021

Kelly Osbourne | From Alcoholism & Substance Abuse to Sobriety, Redemption and Advocacy

As a kid, Kelly Osbourne was part of ‘The Osbournes', one of the first reality TV shows.  Having her life on full display was normalized and this eventually led to detachment and isolation, in her teenage years.  She started drinking at the age of 13 and progressed heavily from there. Her problems started compounding at home.  She was struggling with her identity as a young adult, being in the public eye constantly, she wouldn’t go to the store or do normal things.  She felt like she wasn’t worthy of normal tasks like that.  She also started absorbing a lot of troubles and drama in her household, including her father’s progressing Parkinson’s disease.  She found herself drinking & using drugs alone quite often.  This continued for many years, up until about 2017.  She was inspired to get sober for the first time in her life. After 4 years of sobriety, Kelly recently relapsed.  She was triggered by defamation and negative comments towards a loved one.  This is her first conversation about her most recent relapse and her journey to sobriety.  Kelly describes how the pandemic and quarantine led her to look for excuses to use and led to her recent relapse.  She stopped seeing her therapist, stop seeing her sponsor, and let it get the best of her.  She could tell her boyfriend was viewing her differently, and that inspired her to begin the recovery process once again. Kelly has always been trying to break the cycle of negativity directed towards her, growing up people would say that she didn’t deserve her accolades, that she’s only famous because of her father, etc.  This inspired her to really carve out her own identity and to stop the people-pleasing mentality that became restrictive and destructive to her psyche.  She’s learned now to use a “2-hour rule” that makes her evaluate her impulse decisions and usually leads to better choices for her health. Kelly admits that she’s terrible at asking for help.  She’s finally realized & embraced this later in life, and wants to progress fully from her addiction.  Her new goal is to put her health and well-being first, not other peoples’.  By focusing on her mental health, her emotional health, spirituality, and overall attitude towards life, she’s finally broken the vicious cycle & is ready to share her story in hopes that it will help others with their struggle. Kelly also shares some stories about the good times over the years, some of her favorite Ozzfest bands like Incubus, Korn, Slipknot, Hatebreed & Pantera.  Also, Kelly shared a story about the rivalry between Bruce Dickinson from Iron Maiden and Ozzy on the Ozzfest tour, involving over 300 eggs. In her first sit-down interview since her most recent relapse, this is Kelly Osbourne in his own words on Knockin’ Doorz Down. For 51FIFTY use the discount code KDD20 for 20% off! https://51fiftyltm.com/ https://www.facebook.com/51FIFTYLTM https://www.instagram.com/51fiftyltm/ This episode is brought to you by Liquid Death https://liquiddeath.com/ For Carlos Vieira's autobiography Knockin' Doorz Down   https://www.kddmediacompany.com/   For more on the Knockin' Doorz Down podcast and to follow us on social media  https://www.kddmediacompany.com/podcast https://www.instagram.com/knockindoorzdown/ https://www.facebook.com/knockingdoorsdown/ https://twitter.com/kddmediacompany https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUSJ5ooBFqso8lfFiiIM-5g/ For more information on the Carlos Vieira Foundation and the Race 2B Drug-Free, Race to End the Stigma and Race For Autism programs visit: https://www.carlosvieirafoundation.org/ https://www.facebook.com/CVFoundation/ https://www.instagram.com/carlosvieirafoundation/ For more on Kelly Osbourne https://www.facebook.com/KellyOsbourne/ https://www.instagram.com/kellyosbourne/ https://twitter.com/KellyOsbourne    
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