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Gay porn star Brent Everett: 'I am a drug addict'

2016-08-11
Gay porn star Brent Everett has "come out" once again - this time as a drug addict. The 32-year-old, who has appeared in over 40 pornographic films over the course of his 13-year career, opened up about his struggles with addiction in a heartfelt Facebook post last week (August 2), revealing he has used hard drugs for years and putting his family "though hell" in the process. Explaining he's been sober for the longest period he's ever been, Everett admitted it was time to "own up" to his drug abuse, writing: "The person I become when on drugs is not human. It's someone else. It scared me and I know it scared the ones I loved". He continued: "I wake up and I thank god I'm still here. I've tested my body's limits and I can't believe I'm still here. Alive." The who was named 'Best International Pornstar at the Prowler Porn Awards in 2014, ended his post on a more hopeful note, assuring fans he was on the "right path" after finding strength trhough religion. "I'm on the right path and with gods strength, family and friends I'll stay on it," he wrote. "Thank you for listening." Everett rose to prominence in 2004, when he starred alongside with Brent Corrigan in Cobra Video's controversial adult Schoolboy Crush, which it later emerged was filmed when Corrigan was underage. He got married in 2008 to fellow gay porn star Steve Peña, who he tagged in the post addressing his drug use. Everett wed partner and manager Steve Peña in 2008. Read Brent's Facebook post in full below:
Let me come clean about something that I've been fighting and hiding for years. I'm an addict. I have used hard drugs on and off for years. It was the hardest thing I have ever had to go through in my life. I put my family through hell and hurt everyone close to me. All they did was try to help me and I pushed them away. All I can do is apologize to them for any pain I caused. The person I become when on drugs is not human. It's someone else. It scared me and I know it scared the ones I loved. This is not how I pictured my coming out as an addict to be, but I want to own up to it. After years of drug use, I am currently sober for the longest time I ever have been. I wake up and I thank god I'm still here. I've tested my body's limits and I can't believe I'm still here. Alive. You may have noticed I've been a lot more religious lately. Now you know why. I'm thankful God has allowed me to walk this earth today. I'm here for a reason. I will tell you more about this phase of my life later on. Right now, I'm feeling great. Happy. I am beating addiction day by day, as I know so many of you are as well. You're not alone. Let me end with this: "It is one thing to want to remind someone when you see them repeating mistakes to help them, but do so with love, even if it’s tough love. It’s another thing, to use it against a person when they are not making any mistakes and trying to move passed them. Trying to make their past, not a present and constant reminder. That's called belittling and self righteousness." WE, will take the high road. I'm on the right path and with gods strength, family and friends I'll stay on it. Thank you for listening. Sincerely, Brent Everett
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