‘Desperate Housewives’ Star Shawn Pyfrom Talks Past Alcohol And Drug Addiction Past

resizedimageShawn Pyfrom recalls his alcohol and drug addiction past. The Desperate Housewives actor (Andrew Van de Kamp) has made the decision to write down his past troubles with substance abuse in a long Tumblr post on February 2, 2014. The also Playhouse Disney’s Stanley (Lionel Griff ). The twenty seven year old He wrote,

“Against the advice of others; I had to write this open letter. I can’t stay quiet anymore about this…I am an alcoholic and a drug addict.”

Shawn, known for playing Bree Van de Kamp’s gay son Andrew on the sitcom, continued,

“And yesterday I celebrated five months of sobriety. I’m relatively new to being sober, considering the scope of time that I’ve been an addict.”
“But within that scope, this is also the longest I’ve been sober; since I began using.”
Adding, “I’ve considered what’s at stake, for myself, by sharing this-but I find myself without regard for that. I won’t allow my selfish needs to get in the way of potentially reaching another human being’s life.”

“For several years, I lived for drugs,” he continued. “I thought more about using, than I thought about any other ‘pleasures.’ I wasted the time of valuable people, who worked so hard to pull my career to a higher place, by allowing my addictions to tug me out of their grip.”

Fans have commended Shawn’s decision to share his story, and the TV star wrote in an Instagram caption,

“thank you for letting me share. And thank you for sharing your love with me.”

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