Season six and runner-up of The Biggest Loser, Leigh Westren, has revealed that he recently overcame an eight-month addiction to the drug ice.
Speaking to New Idea, Leigh revealed he blew an estimated $80,000 on the drug, taking up to 20 hits of ice a day at the height of his addiction.
‘I thought I’d have ice once and that was it,’ he says. ‘But I loved the high it gave me, so I took it again… and again, and again. Within a week, I’d gone from trying ice for the first time to becoming an ice addict. I was hanging out in crack houses and doing ice all day with junkies, hanging with dealers.’
Leigh first tried ice in July 2014 after the death of a close relative. He says he made the decision to quit the drug because of the toll his behaviour was having on his family.
‘The important thing is that I focus on staying off drugs and repairing my relationship with my parents,’ he revealed.