Daniel Radcliffe’s Alcohol Problem

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According to PopWatch, Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe revealed that he has been dealing with an alcohol problem.

It was last summer when he realized he was becoming reliant on alcohol. He said that even though he thought he was supposed to leave a famous lifestyle of partying like a celebrity, he saw that he was relying on alcohol to enjoy stuff.

His whiskey-drinking began in 2009 on the set of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Radcliffe claims that he has been lucky enough to avoid paparazzi pictures that would have labeled him as a party boy.

It’s a good thing that Radcliffe discovered his problem early enough to change his ways and lifestyle. PopWatch said that the actor saw what kind of road he was heading down after finishing the filming of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows- Part Two. When he realized his problem, he said, “As much as I would love to be a person that goes to parties and has a couple of drinks and has a nice time, that doesn’t work for me. I’d rather sit at home and read, or go out to dinner with someone, or talk to someone I love, or talk to somebody that makes me laugh.”

RadarOnline has reported that Radcliffe’s new, sober life has improved his relationship with his mystery girlfriend. “I’m actually enjoying the fact that I can have a relationship with my girlfriend where I’m really pleasant and I’m not f***ing up totally all the time…There’s no shame in enjoying the quiet life. And that’s been the realization of the past few years for me.”

Although Radcliffe’s past alcohol problems may not leave him with the clean image of the pre-teen actor he once was, it is also respectable that he has come to terms with his bad habits, and is willing to change his life for himself, and others around him.