- Jodi Sta. Maria has finally joined the bandwagon of movie stars who admitted to drug use at one point in their lives
- In a conference, the Kapamilya star admitted that the pain of the broken marriage had led her to be dependent on alcohol and drugs before turning into a workaholic
- She clarified that she has already quit her vices, after she became a Christian
Kapamilya star Jodi Sta. Maria finally admits at a conference in Mandaue City, that she once turned to drugs after her separation with former husband, Panfilo Lacson Jr.
“Before becoming a workaholic, I became an alcoholic. I drank day and night. I even drank during tapings, ang gusto ko kasi masolusyunan ‘yung feeling ko of pain and emptiness. When alcohol wasn’t enough, I turned to drugs," says Jodi.
Sta. Maria revealed that after the separation and during the annulment process, she had felt lost and had believed that there would be no one else for her as she was already "damaged goods".
The actress also said that her drug abuse had continued until 2014, when she finally obliged veteran actress Connie Reyes' invitation to attend church where she "found Jesus".
“Nahihiya na kasi ako, kasi ang tagal na niyang ini-invite ako, but there, dun ko nakilala ang Panginoon,” Jodi said.
Jodi clarified that she has already quit her vices, including smoking, alcohol, and drugs since she became a Christian.
“I have a newfound respect for my body now, and I have to take care of it. Maayos itong ibinibigay sa akin ng Panginoon, maayos ko din itong isasauli sa kanya,” she concluded.
Just like Jodi, almost everyone has had their own personal battle. Watch this woman conquer hers and be inspired.