Whoopi Goldberg Admits to Smoking Pot Before Oscar’s Speech
In a recent interview, Whoopi Goldberg has confessed to smoking marijuana – one time, the actress even got high right before going on stage to receive a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role in Ghost at the Academy Awards in 1991.
Says Goldberg: “I know you’re not supposed to admit that you smoke pot but I don’t drink alcohol! I learned a great lesson though. Never smoke pot before there’s the possibility of having to talk to one hundred million people. Smoking cigarettes and pot every now and then are one thing that relaxes me and I thought, ‘I’ve got to relax.’ “So I smoked this joint that was the last of my home grown and honey, when he said my name and I popped up, I was like, ‘Oh f**k, oh f**k, up the stairs one two three four five, onto the podium. There’s millions of people, OK grab the statue.’ I knew I should have never had (sic) done it.”
The actress said that she got a phone call from her mother after she saw the awards ceremony and Goldberg’s speech.
Says Goldberg: “My mother called me afterwards and said, ‘You smoked didn’t you? Your eyes were just glistening.’ “So I panicked and got the Oscars tape to see whether you could tell and you just couldn’t.”
It’s not the only drug addiction issue that the actress has had to deal with in her life. In fact, she spent years fighting a drug addiction right around the time of the ’91 Academy Awards. It’s not uncommon for those who are living with an active addiction to take risks by attending important events or even showing up to work functions while under the influence. It’s often these actions that reveal their addiction to others and cause a domino effect of concern among family and friends that ultimately results in an intervention and drug addiction treatment.
Unfortunately, it’s also not uncommon for those who get caught abusing drugs at work or at school to lose their job or get kicked out of school as a result. If you recognize that marijuana addiction or abuse is inhibiting work or school productivity and losing out on opportunities is a risk, do something about it before it becomes a serious problem. Contact us at Orchid today and learn more about our woman-centered drug and alcohol addiction treatment program here in Florida. Call now for more information.