Davina McCall still attends Narcotics Anonymous meetings

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 7 February 2015
Davina McCall

Davina McCall

Davina McCall has confessed she still attends Narcotics Anonymous meetings despite being clean for over 20 years because she "enjoys" them

Davina McCall still goes to Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meetings.

The 47-year-old presenter - who has spoken openly about how she struggled with drug addiction in her 20s - has confessed she still attends NA meetings because she "enjoys" them.

She said: "I do still go to meetings because I just think that NA is brilliant - a very, very clever system.

"I've always been really nervous talking about it, though, because obviously it's an anonymous thing.

"But it really does work and I've had an awful lot of support from NA over the years. It's sort of a misnomer that people only go when they're about to relapse or they really need help.

"I go because I enjoy it - it's one of the places I feel really relaxed, most at home and like I completely fit in. It's not the Moonies, it's not some weird cult - it's just a place where people get help and support. I get a lot from it."

The 'Million Pound Drop' host admits that although her husband Matthew Robertson - with whom she has children Chester, Holly and Tilly - enjoys drinking wine, she never allows herself even a single glass.

She explained to the Daily Mirror newspaper: "I've never really thought, 'Oh god, I'm going to have a beverage'. Matthew absolutely loves wine and some people in recovery find that difficult. But I don't.

"It doesn't bother me at all. If I ever think that wine looks icy cool and fresh on a summer's day, I think, 'But then I'll have another one and another one'. I can't just have one of anything!

"It sounds dramatic but I've seen it happen to other people. I've got too much to lose and I don't want to go there.

"But it really is a case of taking one day at a time and thinking I am definitely not going to drink."

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