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Joined by Jada's mother Adrienne Banfield-Jones, the family's three different generations of women discussed how the coronavirus pandemic can impact people battling addiction before highlighting their own struggles. Banfield-Jones opened up about being off heroin for 30 years now, revealing that this new quarantined way of life has helped her reconnect with her sponsor, along with the daily meetings that she hasn't relied upon in quite some time.
"Willow, I'm really proud of you as well, because you have decided to curb your excessive weed smoking," Pinkett Smith said of her daughter. "You always were telling me, you'd be like, 'Gotta stop that smoking,'" Willow jokingly responded. "Only because as your mother, I could see the effects of it that you couldn't," Jada said, with Adrienne adding, "And for me, it was like with the history that we have in our family it was driving me crazy."
Willow, who disclosed she hasn't smoked weed, and specifically THC, in three months, said that after scaling back on smoking, she noticed how many of her "friends" have conveniently cut ties with her. "When I stopped smoking it was a really big, like, eye opener because I was like, there are so many people that I called friends in my life who kind of like…," she said when Adrienne finished her sentence, saying, "drifted away."
Since she stopped smoking weed, Willow has already seen the positive effects on her life. "I know it sounds so cheesy but around the time I stopped smoking I started doing a lot of yoga," she said. "And I just excelled. 'Cause I was putting all of my energy into that. Like I wasn't doing anything else and I was like wow, what if I was doing this with everything?"
Jada told ET that despite not having a drink "in a long time," she started to notice the psychological patterns that once made her want to drink were "creeping back in." This latest episode served as a reminder to everyone enduring their own battles with sobriety during and even after this lockdown that they are not alone.
"I think after this there's just going to be a lot of recalibrating and that's just part of it," Pinkett Smith said. "Change is never easy. All those concepts and ideas that got us to a place of sobriety are the places we need to return to and hold onto even more fiercely than we have before."