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Drinking was destructive, says Radcliffe

Actor Daniel Radcliffe, 22, has revealed that he stopped drinking, as it was “very, very destructive.

hollywood Updated: Feb 08, 2012 01:45 IST

Actor Daniel Radcliffe,22, has revealed that he stopped drinking, as it was “very, very destructive.

“I was trying to live up to what I thought 18 or 19- year-olds should be doing, in the pursuit of fun,” Contactmusic quoted him as saying. “(I was) desperately trying to convince myself I was a party animal who loved bringing chaos down on myself, and I did that for probably three years,” he said.

However, Radcliffe experienced a moment of clarity following a drink-induced “blackout”, which made him realise it was time to give up alcohol altogether. “I woke up, after eight hours of, you know, blackout, not knowing how I’d got home, and just went, ‘I think I may have something to deal with here’. And maybe all those people who were telling me I did, were right. And I did with a lot of help from a lot of friends. I haven’t had a drink since August 2010,” he added.