Health June 10, 2011
Moby On Sobriety

The singer, deejay and composer, who says he first took drugs at age 10, talks about entering sobriety in his forties. 'It's taken the anxiety and depression and made it better.'


Highlights include:

Moby's Partying Years
'There was a period when I drank like a crazy person just to feel normal. I had this comprehensive inability to drink in moderation. I'd want to sit in a cafe, have one beer and be normal. Fast-forward eight hours: I've had 15 drinks, there are 20 strangers in my apartment and there are people smoking crack in my bathroom.'

Moby's Childhood
'I did drugs because I wanted to hang out with the cool kids. At the time, the way I was able to do drugs at 10 is that I was stealing drugs from my Mom and her boyfriends. At 13 or 14 I stopped doing drugs and had about five years of sobriety. Then drank, stopped drinking, drank, stopped drinking. And now hopefully I'm just done forever.'

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