Cameron Douglas recalls 'spiraling out of control' over dad Michael cheating
Cameron Douglas has admitted his life 'spiraled out of control' when he was told his father Michael was cheating on his mother Diandra Luker.
The actor confessed that it was the beginning of his drug addiction, with him going on to deal crystal meth (which he disguised as bath salts).
Cameron recalled that, when he was sent to boarding school as a young teen, he tried marijuana and 'felt the pressure lift' as well as seeing it as a 'path out of his loneliness.'
He later got kicked out of school for his drug use and said that he was so desperate to get high at one point that he'd shoot cocaine into his neck and ribcage.
Fatal Attraction actor Michael admitted in the ABC special: 'My career was first. My career came before my family. My marriage was not great.
'I should've focused more on my family but that's hard to say when you're in the midst of a career when in your own mind you're stepping out of your father's shadow, trying to create a life of your own.'
Cameron was jailed in 2010 for drug-related offences, and suffered an addiction to heroin and cocaine.
However, Michael has now opened up about being 'so proud' of his son Cameron after his recovery.
After Cameron's prison sentence, he was released in 2016 and has published his memoir Long Way Home. He also hopes to help recovering addicts.
'He's doing great, he's in wonderful shape. I'm just so proud,' Michael said. 'He's had a rough go of it. Addiction is just a terrible terrible disease. It affects all families.'
The 75-year-old added to SiriusXM's The Jess Cagle Show: 'He's planning on doing speaking engagements. Things are looking up in the future.'
The Fatal Attraction actor previously admitted he feared he would 'lose' Cameron.
Recalling how he coped in the height of his son's addiction, Michael told People magazine: 'There were moments when hope dwindled... and then it's just a train out of the station.
'Life became a series of crises. I thought I was going to lose him.'
In 2009, Cameron was handed a prison sentence after he was busted in a DEA sting operation.
A judge sentenced him to five years in prison for conspiracy to distribute meth and cocaine but that was extended when he was charged with possession while incarcerated.
However, after his prison sentence, he is believed to have stayed sober, and now shares a daughter with his partner Viviane Thibes.
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