Best known for her role as Marcia Brandy in The Brady Bunch, Maureen McCormick revealed that her family played a huge role in her path to sobriety. 

The actress had struggled with drug abuse for years after the sitcom had ended in 1974. During an interview with Us Weekly, McCormick said that things had gotten so bad that her parents almost had to turn her into the police. 

“They had been trying for years and knew something was going on,” McCormick told Us Weekly. “I was pretty sneaky and I could hide very, very well. But then I started messing up on jobs and so many things, so I’m sure everyone in the industry at the time knew that I was flaking out.”


It wasn’t until her last relapse that she realized that she had to stop after her husband Michael Cummings had told her that if she kept doing drugs then he wouldn’t stay with her. 

“It was like the coldest shower you could ever take, there’s just no way I’m gonna lose somebody that I love,” McCormick said.

McCormick who has been sober since recommends that anyone who is struggling with addiction should throw their phone book away and stay away from anyone who’s using. 

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