Tyler Posey also opened up about his sexuality

By Jodi Guglielmi
October 19, 2020 02:53 PM
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Tyler Posey is making some life changes.

The actor revealed he is more than two months sober, saying he has learned to "love" himself again after quitting drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana.

"I'm sober now," he said during an Oct. 15 appearance on SiriusXM's The Jason Ellis Show. "I'm 71 days sober."

Posey, 29, said he made the decision to get sober after going through a "rough patch."

"I kind of fell out with everybody that I love and that I know," he explained. "I became kind of a recluse. But now, I f------, I love myself for the first time in forever. Things are really, really, really, really good."

Tyler Posey
Tyler Posey
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Posey said he first started experimenting with drugs when he was a young teenager and "developed an addict routine" over the years.

"My drug abusing was just kind of restricted to my home and by myself," he said. "I was one of those lonely, self-deprecating addicts and alcoholics."

"I wasn't proud of myself anymore — and had I ever really been," he added. "Now I'm starting to get my s--- together and it feels really, really, good. I just didn't want to do that anymore."

Also in the interview, Posey opened up about his sexuality and his decision to come out earlier this year.

"I know there are a lot of kids that look up to me and I just want to f------ get rid of that stigma," he said. "You can be whoever you want to be, get with whoever you want to get with and it doesn't affect you and it doesn't affect them."

In August, Posey posted an emotional Instagram Story after learning about the assault on three transgender women. In it, he revealed that he has "been with trans women before."

"I've been with trans women before. I'm confident with my sexuality," he said. "I love everybody. I don't give a s--- what anyone thinks about me."

During his SiriusXM interview, Posey said he felt "compelled" to speak out in order to help normalize the idea of talking openly about sexuality.

"The world is f------ weird and it should be. There's too much stigma on everything, and sexuality, especially," he said. "I really didn't have a plan for saying that s---, I just felt compelled."

If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, please contact the SAMHSA substance abuse helpline at 1-800-662-HELP.