The latest episode of Jada Pinkett Smith’s Facebook series, Red Table Talk, got even more real and emotional.
The theme of the episode was addiction and after August Alsina discussed his percocet dependency, and Jada’s mom discussed her heroin addiction, Jada then talked about her sex addiction.
“My sort of addictions jump. They jump around,” she said. “When I was younger, I definitely think I had a sex addiction of some kind, yes, that everything could be fixed by sex. You know what I’m saying?”
She said her next addiction was the gym, and she found herself there constantly. But her real “rock bottom” moment was when she realized her addiction to alcohol. “…I was in the house by myself and I had those two bottles of wine and was going for the third bottle,” she explained.
“And I was like, ‘Now hold up. You’re in this house by yourself going onto your third bottle of wine? You might have a problem.’”
“So I went cold turkey — that’s the thing about me: I can go cold turkey — I am a binger, and I always have to watch myself and I can just get obsessed with things,” she said. “It’s not what you’re doing, but how you’re with it —
why you’re doing it.
It’s the behavior that’s attached to it, because if you want to have a lot of sex, that’s great, but why are you having all that sex? That’s what you’ve got to look at.”