Recovery: Jodi Gordon (pictured) has spoken out after battling alcohol abuse and depression.  Speaking to this week's issue of Stellar Magazine, the former Neighbors star said she was in

Neighbors star Jodi Gordon breaks her silence on her battle with alcohol and depression

Jodi Gordon spoke out after battling alcohol abuse and the Depression.

The former Neighbors star said she was in ‘a dark place’ before recently completing a 30-day ‘immersion therapy’ program at an exclusive clinic in Sydney.

‘Alcohol is definitely my poison. I’ve chased away this illusion that I can drink like a normal person for far too long,’ the 37-year-old said Stellar Magazine Saturday.

Recovery: Jodi Gordon (pictured) has spoken out after battling alcohol abuse and depression. Speaking to this week’s issue of Stellar Magazine, the former Neighbors star said she was in “a dark place” before entering rehab.

Fresh start: The former Home and Away star, 37, was pictured at The Sydney Clinic non-profit treatment center (above) over Easter vaping and enjoying a cup of tea

Fresh start: The former Home and Away star, 37, was pictured at The Sydney Clinic non-profit treatment center (above) over Easter vaping and enjoying a cup of tea

“It got really bad when I was doing Neighbours. In my industry, I think there’s a lot of respect for appearances. I was trying to present something beyond [what] I could pretend to be in control, try to do my best, but just sink.

Jodi explained that her mental health suffered and she was reluctant to seek help at first.

“I had been in this really dark place of depression over the years. But where I was before I went to rehab was a really dark place,’ she said.

“Alcohol is definitely my poison. I’ve chased away this illusion that I can drink like a normal person for way too long,” the 37-year-old said. “It got really bad when I was doing Neighbours”

“It’s a place where I was so far down this well – that’s what I call it – that it’s really hard to think, to hear, to see any form of light or to be able to connect with anyone, let alone reach out or talk to anyone.

“I let someone help me make that choice and I booked myself…reluctantly, but within days I knew I was right where I belonged.”

Gordon, known for her roles in Neighbors and Home and Away, recently completed the ‘immersion therapy’ program following her bitter breakup with prominent investment banker Sebastian Blackler.

Support: Jodi explained that her mental health suffered and she was reluctant to ask for help at first.  “I had been in this really dark place of depression over the years.  But where I was before I went to rehab was a really dark place,' she said.

Support: Jodi explained that her mental health suffered and she was reluctant to ask for help at first. “I had been in this really dark place of depression over the years. But where I was before I went to rehab was a really dark place,’ she said.

In the aftermath of their split, she checked into the Sydney Retreat in Stanmore, where guests are offered a “30-day recovery program” for $8,800.

While at the clinic, a friend of Gordon’s told Daily Mail Australia about her situation: ‘Jodi is in a sensitive condition.

At Windsor Local Court last month, Magistrate Leanne Robinson ordered Gordon and Blackler, her boyfriend of 18 months, not to contact each other until April 2024.

Better: Jodi has signed up for the Sydney Retreat in Stanmore, where guests are offered a '30-day recovery program' for $8,800.

Better: Jodi has signed up for the Sydney Retreat in Stanmore, where guests are offered a ’30-day recovery program’ for $8,800. “I let someone help me make that choice and I reserved myself…reluctantly, but within days I knew I was right where I belonged,” she said. declared.

Another AVO condition taken by police against the couple – and accepted by their attorneys without a confession – prohibits them from stalking, harassing or assaulting each other.

The AVOs relate to an alleged altercation on April 3 in Sydney’s far north-west.

NSW Police were called to a guesthouse on Sunday morning and arrested Blackler, but later released him without charge.

Ex: Jodi, who is best known for playing Elly Conway in Neighbors between 2016 and 2020, was previously married to rugby league footballer Braith Anasta, 40, between 2012 and 2015. Pictured together in 2011

Ex: Jodi, who is best known for playing Elly Conway in Neighbors between 2016 and 2020, was previously married to rugby league footballer Braith Anasta, 40, between 2012 and 2015. Pictured together in 2011

Family: The actress, who recently starred in The Celebrity Apprentice Australia, shares daughter, eight-year-old Aleeia (pictured), with Anasta

Family: The actress, who recently starred in The Celebrity Apprentice Australia, shares daughter, eight-year-old Aleeia (pictured), with Anasta

Court documents reportedly said that when police questioned Blackler, 31, about bruising and swelling in his left eye, he allegedly claimed his girlfriend ‘hit him with a bottle of wine’, but refused to make an official statement.

Jodi, who is best known for playing Elly Conway on Neighbors between 2016 and 2020, was previously married to rugby league footballer Braith Anasta, 40, between 2012 and 2015.

The actress, who recently starred on The Celebrity Apprentice Australia, shares her eight-year-old daughter, Aleeia, with Anasta.

Read more: Inside this week's issue of Stellar Magazine with Jodi Gordon on the cover

Read more: Inside this week’s issue of Stellar Magazine with Jodi Gordon on the cover

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