Circa Survive’s Anthony Green Opens Up About Heroin Addiction

Anthony Green

It’s no secret that substance abuse is rampant in the music world. There are various reasons for these abuses, and most artists manage to overcome their addictions. Every so often I hear about someone’s experience with drugs and it surprises me. Today is one of those days.

In an interview with Huffington Post about their new album, Circa Survive‘s frontman, Anthony Green, opens up about his addiction to heroin. According to him and his bandmates, he has had problems with alcohol as well, but he managed to hide his heroin use from his family and friends. You can read a brief snippet of the group’s conversation with the publication below, and the entire article here.

“Green told himself that he wouldn’t get sucked in, but it wasn’t long before Green developed a fierce heroin addiction. He labored to keep it hidden from those closest to him. His wife could see that something was awry, finding clues here and there, but Green was unwilling to admit that he was using. As Green’s life was rapidly approaching an inescapable bottom, Ekstrom confronted his friend.

“Brendan came over to the house and was like, ‘What the fuck’s wrong with you? All these people are telling me you’re selling your records and you don’t talk to me anymore,’” Green said. “I told him, ‘I’m addicted to heroin, and I want to kill myself, and I don’t think I’m good to be around anybody in my family and they’d be better off if I was just dead.’ I was just ready to die. That’s how fucking strong this shit is. I was convincing myself that I needed to do it for my marriage, that it was the only thing that would give me relief. I was ready to just completely give up.”

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