Cheyenne Kidd Opens Up About Addiction Struggle
The oldest child of NBA legend Jason Kidd was spiraling down a dark path.
While still a teen, Cheyenne Kidd developed a dangerous prescription pill addiction that she said was triggered by her feelings of low self worth and poor self esteem. Although many people thought she led a gilded life as the daughter of an NBA star, Kidd said she felt “damaged” and couldn’t see a way out of her anguish except through drugs.
“Drugs work when you have a lot of pain, a lot of trauma, things that impact your life in a negative way and you hold on to them as an adult,” Kidd told BOSSIP. “They (drugs) continue to break you down. There’s no value within you.”
She completed her first stint in rehab when she was just 17, and the ensuing media attention about her addiction only made her want to use more.
“I’ve struggled with drugs, and it was really hard for me,” the now 21-year-old said. “I kept relapsing, and I didn’t understand why. I didn’t understand why I had this problem and (why) the things I did weren’t working for me.”