Adult, content: Edie Falco is happy to put the past behind her.

Edie Falco is a survivor. Now wrapping up her starring turn as the
pill-addicted title character in Showtime's Nurse Jackie, she has
battled her own real-life demons as a recovering alcoholic who adheres
to the 12-step program.
"You learn how to put [your addiction] aside," says
Falco, who first achieved TV immortality as Tony's wife in The
Sopranos. "Live without it, and everything else falls into
place.... You wake up one morning, and you know you are done. Some
people get it, some people don't. People get it at all different
times in their addiction and it depends on what their bottom is."
Falco says addiction is hardest for loved ones who are forced to
watch their friend or family member struggle.
"It's a nasty, nasty journey for the addict and for the
people around them," the four-time Emmy winner says. "For
those people, go to Al-Anon. It's a fantastic organization that
really works."
Falco has now been sober for more than 20 years, and says her life
has never been better.
"I'm crazy boring," she says with a broad smile.
"I didn't used to be, but I'm so thrilled with my boring
life. I have two beautiful kids, and we watch Nickelodeon and order a
pizza. My friends say, 'We never see you in the [gossip
columns],' and I say, 'They gotta sell papers! Why would they
be saying anything about me? I - - got nothing!'"
More like everything.
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