Jamie Lee Curtis struggled with a five-year addiction to painkillers, the actress tells More magazine.

The 49-year old star says she turned to painkillers after complications from plastic surgery under her eyes when she was 35.

"The feeling I got from [the pills] was, oh, wow, I feel better," she says. "So I rode that. No one knew. Chris [her husband, filmmaker Christopher Guest] didn't have a clue."

She continued abusing pills until a New Year's celebration when she was 40, where friends proposed they write a list of what they hoped for themselves in the coming year.

Ready to quit, Curtis wrote sobriety at the top of the list. She still has the note, framed on her desk to remind herself of the addiction.

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