Brent Everett was one of my first porn stars I knew by name. Everything about him was down right perfect. But along with perfection on the outside, sometimes there are issues on the inside. With a Tweet and a Facebook post early August, Brent Everett, real name Dustin Germain, let us know that the perfect exterior was hiding an issue inside.
I posted this on Twitter a few days ago, but it's time I share this on FB too.
Let me come clean about something that I've been fighting and hiding for years. I'm an addict. I have used hard drugs on and off for years. It was the hardest thing I have ever had to go through in my life. I put my family through hell and hurt everyone close to me. All they did was try to help me and I pushed them away. All I can do is apologize to them for any pain I caused. The person I become when on drugs is not human. It's someone else. It scared me and I know it scared the ones I loved.
This is not how I pictured my coming out as an addict to be, but I want to own up to it.
After years of drug use, I am currently sober for the longest time I ever have been. I wake up and I thank god I'm still here. I've tested my body's limits and I can't believe I'm still here. Alive.
You may have noticed I've been a lot more religious lately. Now you know why. I'm thankful God has allowed me to walk this earth today. I'm here for a reason. I will tell you more about this phase of my life later on. Right now, I'm feeling great. Happy. I am beating addiction day by day, as I know so many of you are as well. You're not alone.
Let me end with this: "It is one thing to want to remind someone when you see them repeating mistakes to help them, but do so with love, even if it’s tough love. It’s another thing, to use it against a person when they are not making any mistakes and trying to move passed them. Trying to make their past, not a present and constant reminder. That's called belittling and self righteousness." WE, will take the high road.
I'm on the right path and with gods strength, family and friends I'll stay on it. Thank you for listening.
We hope your road to recovery is strong, supportive, and healthy. We also appreciate you sharing with us your personal strife. Reporting on an issue like this is so much better than a morbid alternative of stars lives' ending due to overdoses, which has been too common recently. I live in Wilton Manors and I see what drugs can do to porn stars first hand. I hope your courage to come out as having this issue will resonate with everyone who hears it, gays, straights, those in your profession and those that are not.
Best of luck Brent / Dustin.