Ethan Embry Reveals Secret Battle With Opiate Addiction


By Zach Johnson

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Ethan Embry revealed that he was once addicted to black tar heroin and prescription painkillers. Though he’s now sober—and he’s never relapsed—the memories are still fresh in his mind. The 38-year-old actor, best known for his role in the teen comedy Can’t Hardly Wait, revealed the details of his private battle with opiate addiction in a series of tweets. Embry’s revelation came in response to Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently ordering federal prosecutors to seek the harshest possible criminal penalties for drug offenders.

“Opiate OD is the leading cause of preventable death in America at 50k last year alone. It’s a health [crisis]not a criminal one Mr Sessions,” Embry wrote. “For decades we have told addicts that their behavior deserves punishment. That they should be locked away for their addictions. All that accomplishes is multiplying the shame that…click here to continue reading