Justin Bieber Opens Up About Drug Use

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It has been a long, hard road for the young life of Justin Bieber. The pop musician have weathered personal and professional storms galore during his time on this planet, and he hasn't always ended up on the right side of the equation. Specifically, there was a time when Bieber found himself mixed up with drugs -- Xanax in particular. And in retrospect, the pop artist is "ashamed" of his drug use. Bieber admitted as much in an interview when he said:

I found myself doing things that I was so ashamed of, being super-promiscuous and stuff, and I think I used Xanax because I was so ashamed. My mom always said to treat women with respect. For me that was always in my head while I was doing it, so I could never enjoy it. Drugs put a screen between me and what I was doing. It got pretty dark. I think there were times when my security was coming in late at night to check my pulse and see if I was still breathing.

Justin Bieber's thoughtful comments on his past drug usage came during a recent cover story with Vogue. Discussing his recent marriage to Hailey Bieber and his turbulent relationship life and past indiscretions, the musician openly discussed his history with drugs, claiming that it was during a dark chapter in his life that he doesn't wish to revisit anytime soon. Furthermore, Bieber claims he "never enjoyed it," because he was always in his head. It took him some time before he could learn to find his center and regain control in his life, and he believes that happened through Hailey Bieber's care.

I’m the emotionally unstable one. I struggle with finding peace. I just feel like I care so much and I want things to be so good and I want people to like me. Hailey’s very logical and structured, which I need. I’ve always wanted security -- with my dad being gone sometimes when I was a kid, with being on the road. With the lifestyle I live, everything is so uncertain. I need one thing that’s certain. And that is my baby boo.

Justin Bieber and the people close to him have opened up in the past about Bieber's personal failings. During a recent interview, for instance, Scooter Braun, Bieber's manager, admitted that there was a point in time where he was deeply concerned about the safety and well-being of his famous client. To be more specific, Braun claims that he feared for Bieber's life, and he's happy and relieved to know that the artist is a safer, happier place right now.

The relationship between Justin Bieber and Hailey Bieber is one that escalated quickly, as Ron Burgundy might say. But it has seemingly proved beneficial for the world-famous musician, and he is clearly deeply in love with his wife and getting connected with his emotional side in the process. Although they are already married from a legal standpoint, they are looking to get eloped in front of close friends and family sometime later this year.

Will is an entertainment writer based in Pittsburgh, PA. His writing can also be found in The Playlist, Cut Print Film, We Got This Covered, The Young Folks, Slate and other outlets. He also co-hosts the weekly film/TV podcast Cinemaholics with Jon Negroni and he likes to think he's a professional Garfield enthusiast.