Anthony Green discusses addiction struggles: “Fentanyl actually killed me”
Anthony Green of Circa Survive and Saosin has always been incredibly open about his former addictions and recovery. Back in November, Green had stated that he relapsed back into his addiction. Now, the multi-talented vocalist has shared a brief story about what Fentanyl did to him.
Green took to Twitter to talk about how scary the drug is.
Anthony Green is gearing up for a massive Circa Survive tour to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of Blue Sky Noise. He's also talked about the busy writing schedule that he juggles between both bands. But even that's not all. On Valentine's Day, Green was also incredibly open about detailing a film that had yet to be released. That film was made during the Blue Sky Noise era and has sat on the shelf for ten years because Green didn't like how it made him look.
Anthony Green has been vocal about his addiction in the past, penning an essay for Spotify about his journey with substance abuse.
“I was 19 when I first went to rehab. The first time I was ever sick from not doing drugs was then. [I’d been doing] lots of opiates, pills, heroin, cocaine—just kind of anything. I was doing them so much that my body was getting dependent on it,” he wrote in that essay that was published in September 2018. At that time, he was celebrating four years of sobriety.
In 2016, Anthony Green dropped a solo album Pixie Queen that was heavily influenced by his wife helping him overcome his addiction.
Now in a recent number of tweets, Anthony Green is once again opening up about his struggles with drug abuse and the reasons behind them.Sounds crazy. Fentanyl actually killed me one night but I got lucky and was resuscitated, it’s a really scary drug
When asked why he went to drugs in the first place, Green says he was uncomfortable and drugs made him feel good.I always felt really uncomfortable in my own skin. Like I didn’t belong anywhere and didn’t like myself and I think drugs just made me feel good in a way that was almost a short cut to self acceptance, except it wasn’t real and only made things worse.
He then discusses that anyone can turn to drugs for one reason or antoehr and that addiction does not discriminate.I agree , like there’s almost to much to go into for a tweet but I tried to see it as someone searching for a understanding . It’s important for non addicts to understand that it doesn’t matter who you are or your job or anything or status. Addiction doesn’t discriminate
If you or someone you know is struggling with opioid addiction, there is help to be found. Please consider these online resources:
FEND: Full Energy No Drugs anti-opioid initiative
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Circa Survive and Saosin frontman Anthony Green is opening up about his worries over releasing the former’s movie surrounding their movie made during their Blue Sky Noise era.
Green took to Twitter revealing the movie has been shelved for the past ten years due to his concerns over “how insane it made me look.”
The band are heading on a 10-year anniversary tour for the record starting next month but today he’s opening up about a film they made around the album’s release.
03/20 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live
03/21 – Richmond, VA @ The National
03/22 – Charlotte, NC @ Fillmore
03/24 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
03/25 – Orlando, FL @ House Of Blues
03/26 – Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution Live
03/28 – Tampa, FL @ Jannus Live
03/29 – Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall
03/31 – Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom
04/01 – Louisville, KY @ Mercury Ballroom
04/03 – Indianapolis, IN @ Deluxe at Old National Centre
04/04 – Cleveland, OH @ House Of Blues
04/05 – Detroit, MI @ The Majestic Theatre
04/07 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
04/08 – Albany, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
04/10 – Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
04/11 – Montreal, QC @ Fairmont Theatre
04/12 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
04/14 – Boston, MA @ House Of Blues
05/09 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
05/11 – Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall
05/12 – Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theatre
05/14 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
05/18 – San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
05/19 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
05/20 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox Sodo
05/22 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst Club
05/25 – Las Vegas, NV @ House Of Blues
05/26 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
05/28 – San Antonio, TX @ Vibes Event Center
05/29 – Houston, TX @ House Of Blues
05/30 – Dallas, TX @ House Of Blues
06/01 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
06/02 – Ft. Wayne, IN @ Clyde Theater
06/04 – Rochester, NY @ Anthology Live
06/05 – Hartford, CT @ The Webster
06/07 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
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