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Eliza Dushku Opens up About Alcoholism, Addiction at Summit

She said she began to experiment with drugs at 14, but has been sober for eight years

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    Actress Eliza Dushku poses at the premiere of the film "Be Here Now (The Andy Whitfield Story)," at the UTA Theater in this Tuesday, April 5, 2016 file photo in Beverly Hills, CA. At the New Hampshire Youth Summit on Opioid Awareness earlier this week, Dushku opened up about her battle with alcohol and drug addiction. She said she's been sober for eight years.

    Actress Eliza Dushku, who gained fame on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Bring It On," said she has been sober for eight years after battling alcoholism and drug addiction.

    WCVB reports the 36-year-old detailed her battle with alcohol and drug addiction at the New Hampshire Youth Summit on Opioid Awareness earlier this week.

    She said she began to experiment with drugs at 14. She said she loved the way drugs made her feel.

    She initially sought treatment after her brother told her he didn't want her around his daughter if she was using drugs and drinking heavily.

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    Now she said she's a "good auntie" and staying sober for herself.

    She said drugs and alcohol are powerful, "but we're more powerful."

    Dushku spoke at the request of Jim Wahlberg, brother of actor Mark Wahlberg, whose youth foundation sponsored the summit.