Tom Holland Says He Was “Enslaved” by Alcohol Before His Sobriety Journey!
Tom Holland is being honest about his problems before he got sober. The Spider-Man star, who has been sober for more than a year, recently thought about how much he used to drink and how much it hurt his daily life.
Tom said on the July 10 show of On Purpose with Jay Shetty, “I was definitely addicted to alcohol. I didn’t try to hide that at all.” “I think anyone who drinks beer every day probably has a bit of a problem.”
The 27-year-old said that when he was drinking, he would “drink and drink and drink and drink” until he broke.
“And then you’d just reach that point where you’d think, ‘Wow, I shouldn’t have had that last beer,'” the actor continued. “And when you wake up the next day, you have a terrible headache.”
Tom said that his drinking made him think, “Why am I a slave to this drink? Why am I so obsessed with the idea of having this drink?”
“I would look back and realize that I went to work events, and you know, I can’t enjoy myself until I’ve had a few beers, and I just felt so much pressure,” he said.
In the early days of his sobriety journey, Tom avoided places that had alcohol but later came to a realization about his method.
“I didn’t feel like I could handle the worry without having a drink,” he said. “But after a while, I was like, ‘Mate, you’ve got to pull yourself together. You can’t just stay at home all the time; you have to get out and have fun. And if drinking is the only thing that makes you happy, you really do have a problem.'”
Tom doesn’t drink anymore, but he has found “really good replacements” for the “ritual of cracking something open and sharing it with friends and drinking it,” whether it’s sparkling water or a beer.
And since he stopped drinking, his health has only gotten better.
“I could sleep better, I could handle problems better,” Tom said. “Things that went wrong on set that would normally make me angry didn’t bother me. I could think so much more clearly. I was in better shape. I felt stronger.”