January 03, 2012 02:48pm
Falcon's Flight: Leya's 1st Step
Source: Adult Industry News
by: Leya Falcon
This week I havenít had much going on regarding business matters so I am going to get somewhat personal, but before I get into that I have an announcement for everyone that should get you all excited.
To start off your New Year right you are now able to celebrate by watching my first scene that was finally released on the Bang Bros website! I have not personally watched this scene yet but from what I hear it is great, so I hope you all enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it.
Besides the New Years release of my Bang Bros scene, I also have received news that I will be filming for Brazzers "Porn Star Punishment" in a boy/girl/girl scene ó and trust me I am VERY excited for that, and very happy to see how quickly my career is becoming what I want it to be!
Alright, now that we got that out of the way, I am going to share a little bit of personal stuff with you all because I believe honesty is always the best policy, even if you are in the spotlight. I came to the realization this weekend that I am an alcoholic and that I must quit before it gets way out of hand. I did not think it was a problem because I do not drink every day, just on the weekends if I am dancing or going out with friends, but it is a problem because once I start that first shot I will not stop for the rest of the night. I tend to get completely trashed which is obviously not a good thing.
My heavy drinking started maybe 8 months ago when I found out my husband (whom I am now separated from) was once again cheating on me so anytime I was at work or my mom was watching my daughter I would get trashed so I wouldnít have to think about it. I am finally over the whole situation but my drinking still hasnít stopped, my body is now reliant upon vodka to keep it functioning properly and that is not the way that I want to live so I have decided to work on my sobriety and making sure I do not end up destroying my life or my daughter's.
As I sit here writing this I am three days sober which is really not bothering me right now but when Friday rolls around and I am back dancing in a strip club I cannot lie that it is going to be a huge struggle and a huge source of anxiety for me knowing that I need to avoid the vodka shots but I believe I can do it.
I am happy I have caught my drinking problem before it became a huge problem and completely destroyed my life. I assume sobriety is not going to be easy but it is what is best for me, my daughter and my career. I am not going to be a statistic or a stereotype in this industry; I am not going to let my life be controlled by any sort of substance abuse like many struggle with as a result of being in the adult industry. I know many strippers and adult stars that have or are currently abusing drugs and alcohol and I just do not want to be part of that crowd.
Upon announcing my journey towards sobriety to my fans on Facebook and Twitter I have received many well wishes and support, I am so lucky to have such great and understanding fans. I am going to be not only the best adult entertainer I can be, but also the best person and mother I can be and relying on alcohol to make me happy is not allowing me to live up to my full potential.
I thank you all for your love and encouragement and I promise you all I will not disappoint!
[I want Leya, and the rest of the world to know, that I support anyone's effort to be free from drugs and alcohol. I don't judge those who wish to partake, I'm happy that they can party in a way they enjoy. For myself, however, I choose not. It's a decision I made back in 1985, and I've been clean and sober ever since. Back in the day it was all about snortin' whiskey and drinkin' cocaine. Today I'm happy and grateful to do without my Bushmills and free-base. I, for one, will give support to Leya, and anyone else out there who decides they have had enough of their chemical of choice.
- Steven Thomas Nelson, Editor-in-Chief of Adult Industry News (AINews.com).]