Cara Delevingne Talks Sobriety In New Interview With Vogue
British model, Cara Delevingne talks with Vogue in her April 2023 cover story about her journey with sobriety. Delevingne shares with Chioma Nnadi that she is currently in a 12-step treatment program.
“If you have problems going into this industry, they will only get magnified and exacerbated, There is nothing about it that makes it better,” says Delevingne.
“I was happy as a kid for sure, but I think when I grew up, I looked back and realized, That’s not normal,” she says, “And then as a teenager, it just all came plummeting down. That’s also when I started drinking and partying. There was this need to escape and change my reality as I was hit with just huge questions: What am I doing here? Who am I trying to be?”
Cara shares that her first experience with alcohol was at the age of 7, at a wedding.
“I woke up in my granny’s house in my bedroom with a hangover, in a bridesmaid’s dress,” Delevingne reveals. “I’d gone around nailing glasses of Champagne.” She then goes through her early-year timeline and her use of prescription drugs.
“I hadn’t uncovered the fucking hole inside, the real whirlpool within. And I still think there’s a part of diagnosis and labelling that is damaging. There were so many times that I was encouraged to take this or be put on that.” She says,
“Now, I’m more of a naturalist, a purist in a sense, when it comes to medications.”
Discussing The Airport Pictures
During her interview, Delevingne discusses the airport pictures which were shot in September 2022. When these series of photos hit the internet, there was nothing but concern for the ‘Carnival Row’ star.
Delevingne is seen looking dishevelled smoking a cigarette and without shoes.
“I hadn’t slept. I was not okay,” she says, “It’s heartbreaking because I thought I was having fun, but at some point it was like, Okay, I don’t look well.”
She describes the pictures as a shame and an embarrassment. She goes on to say that the photos were a wake-up call and her motivation to put an end to her substance abuse.
“You know, sometimes you need a reality check, so in a way, those pictures were something to be grateful for.”