Former WWE Superstar Celeste Bonin, formerly known as Kaitlyn, launched a YouTube channel dedicated to chronicling her life and struggles.

In her most recent vlog she discussed becoming an advocate for overcoming addiction. Check out the video below:

She said that her goal is to share her story to destigmatize addiction. She became addicted to a substance she barely did any research on and fell very fast into a downward spiral, she said.

In October she took to Instagram to share her story:

It's been one year since I checked myself into the hospital for a medical drug detox. (I took this picture in the airport bathroom after flying into LAX.I felt so awful and disgusted with myself but I remember posting it on Instagram with some stupid caption about being happy. I was actually on the last days of the medicine to help me detox and was in a super fucked up place mentally and physically). Over the past few years I was in a terrible marriage, an addict and not true to myself. It took me so long to admit I had a problem… and then to admit how serious the problem was. I used to pretend to be and to live a certain way for social media. It's everyone's hi-light reel. I remember getting out of the hospital feeling like death, with a medical taper plan of meds and thinking "what have I done to myself?". I celebrated my 30th birthday 5 days later and I remember wanting to die. If you've ever gone through serious drug detox, you know that you basically go through two detoxes. One from the initial drug(s) and then another one from the medicine used to help you detox. A lot of people get hooked on the medicine and remain addicts. For me, I started abusing alcohol to deal with the chemical imbalances, panic attacks and sadness/depression I was experiencing. If you know me, you know I had never done a drug in my life leading up to this (besides smoking weed once or twice and freaking the fuck out.) It's so crazy. You can have the world at your fingertips but end up destroying yourself if you're not careful. I'm fortunate enough to have pulled myself out of it all and was able rebuild my life …but I can seriously empathize with anyone who is, has been, or has a tendency to be an addict (we're all addicted to something). But it's about self awareness and humility. Never be too proud to ask for help. Be able to wake up and look at yourself in the mirror. Tag someone who needs to read this. #addiction

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In addition to her new advocacy work she recently launched a podcast with her friend Laurin Conlin.

What do you think about Celeste’s story? Sound off in the comments below.

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  • Wicked Emma

    I’m happy Celeste overcame her substance abuse problem.

  • MinervaCoretex

    My Queen. So happy she is in a better place.

  • Carolution

    im glad shes ok and hopefully can stay sober.

  • I’m glad she’s in a good space! As an addict, I know how hard it is to be able to put your best foot forward and do it authentically while you struggle, kudos!

  • Angelica Marie MoNae

    Its so sad to hear this but also good to know she has taken the steps to fight her addiction and is striving to over come it. Because anyone who truly understands an addiction understands the fight is never over. Just because she is in a good place now doesnt mean she will be tomorrow so dont think her fight is over people. I feel for her truly because it is something she will have to fight head on every day for the rest of her life!

  • Raekon

    Happy to see her in a better place. I hope she pulls through and remains addiction free and happy.
    Would love to see her train, improve even more than she had before and enter a ring again. :)

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  • Summer_Slay

    Next question: “Now tell us more about your husband being gay and never actually loving you”
    Kaitlyn:
    http://i641.photobucket.com/albums/uu132/CewshReviews/WWE/Payback/Payback%202013/vlcsnap-2013-06-29-11h31m07s194_zpsc6abdb88.png

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    • ?too litty?

      Aw don’t do queen Kaitlyn like that

      • Summer_Slay

        Im sorry. Its nothing to be made fun of to say the least at least things between them are over. I hope shes doing better.

    • Nathan

      Say whaaaaa???

    • Angelica Marie MoNae

      She did say she was in a horrible marriage but to be perfectly honest that is none of our business if she doesn’t want it to be.

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    • willh

      WAIT?? WHAAAAAAAAAAATTT!!!? SPILL THE TEA! HER HUSBAND WAS ON THE DL?

      • Summer_Slay

        Her ex is PJ Braun they used to be married but split up. There were rumors about him being gay since he’s been in soft p0r|| videos of him semi-stripping. IDK what happened exactly but they split up AND on top of that there was an IG post of him saying something like “What if im gay yada yada yada its 2017” She probably opened her eyes (finally, i mean he had those vids prior to her getting the ring but oh well whatever floats a sis’ boat) and they spilt up. I just cant believe that if he was unsure about his sexuality (or always knew he was gay but he was on the DL as you said) he would go as far as getting married and ruining a girl’s life cause she probably loved him.

    • Number One

      Wait, is that true about PJ being gay?

      • Summer_Slay

        Technically he did say “so what if im gay its 2017”

  • FoxyHotMess

    Wasn’t there a rumor a little bit ago about her returning?

    • Number One

      Yes there was, I’m still hoping for it, but with the HUGE number of call-ups, I don’t think there’s room for her. Would love to see her in the indies, and/or maybe Impact

  • TO BLACKS

    She has an addiction to my FAT C OCK

  • I’m glad she is now in a better place with herself! She has a lot of talent from everything she does, It doesn’t matter if it’s bodybuilding or wrestling. Continue the good work.