London: In an interview, supermodel Naomi Campbell has confessed that she used drink and drugs to 'numb' the suffering that followed her sudden rise to fame.
The London-born lass also admitted that she was an 'active addict' during her twenties - meaning she partied hard but wasn't confined to bed the following day.
However, Campbell steers clear of mind-altering substances these days, recognising they ended up exacerbating her problems.
"It rips your world apart. I never thought I was an alcoholic but it goes hand in hand with the drugs," the Sun quoted her as telling GQ magazine.
"Emotionally I was just gone. I was emotionally unattached to myself.
"You just want to numb your pain. And I've got tons of stuff. Same as everybody else. I didn't like the way I was.
"Drink and drugs are an allergy for me, and they don't make me a better person."
The supermodel claimed she was a late bloomer on the social scene, and took full advantage once the modeling cash began to roll in.
She continued: "I was a party girl. I started quite late, 24. I was having fun. It wasn't that I couldn't get out of bed in the morning without it. It wasn't a coping mechanism. It was a party thing and I didn't realise how powerful it was, in a very wrong way.
"The fun comes with consequences. You are killing yourself... I was an active addict. But I could still function," she added.