Melanie Griffith, 54, who was nominated for an Academy Award for 1988′s “Working Girl,” said her daughters Dakota and Stella sat down with her about three years ago. That’s when she turned her life around and decided to head to rehab after having what she described as “sort of” an intervention.
“My daughters really sat me down and said, look, Mom, this is what it is. Dakota and Stella, both. I don’t want to say what really happened, but they were the ones who said, ‘You really need to get help,’ and I heard them and knew what they meant. And I saw it and I did it,” Melanie Griffith told the Los Angeles Times. “But I couldn’t have done it without them. I really couldn’t have. And I’m so grateful. I see now I just didn’t get it before. It doesn’t mean that I’m stupid. It’s just that that’s what the disease is.”
Dakota, 22, is Griffith’s daughter with ex-husband Don Johnson and Stella, 15, is the daughter of Melanie Griffith’s current spouse, Antonio Banderas.
Drug and alcohol abuse can have such a strong pull on addicts that it’s hard for them to accept their problems, Kristina Wandzilak, founder of the Full Circle Intervention treatment centers in San Francisco and Scottsdale, Ariz., told ABC News.