Model and actress Cara Delevingne was admitted to rehab last year. In a "Vogue" interview, the 30-year-old Briton speaks openly about her addiction: "I realized that a twelve-step therapy is the best, and that it's about not being ashamed of it." According to her, the trigger for her search for help were paparazzi photos after the Burning Man festival in the US state of Nevada, which show her visibly confused and disheveled at an airport in Los Angeles.

"I wasn't feeling well," says Delevingne. Nevertheless, she looks back positively: "Sometimes you need a reality check, so these pictures were in a way something I can be thankful for."

According to her own words, she had her first experiences with alcohol abuse at the age of seven. At the age of ten, she was prescribed sleeping pills and diagnosed with a developmental disorder in her motor skills: "That was the beginning of mental health problems and unintentional self-harm." At the age of 15, she took antidepressants.

"I wasn't ready"

Many parties and drug use followed. She explains why she only managed to get dry now: "I've had similar interventions before, but I wasn't ready. That's the problem. If you don't lie face down on the ground and you're ready to get back up, you won't do it."

Delevingne, who grew up in London, has been modeling since she was 18. After a short time she became known as the face of the Burberry brand, later she also stood in front of the camera for numerous other high-quality brands. In 2015, she took on the leading role in a film for the first time in "Margo's Traces" and announced that she wanted to concentrate more on her career as an actress. This was followed by roles in "Suicide Squad" and "Carnival Row".