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David Arquette is drinking again after two years sober

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Aug 20, 2013 | 6:41am EDT

Actor David Arquette has admitted he is drinking alcohol again after staying sober for more than two years. The Scream star completed a four-week rehab program in early 2011 to receive treatment for "alcohol and other issues" following his split from actress Courteney Cox in October, 2010. Arquette then boasted he had overhauled his lifestyle, concentrating on health and fitness in a bid to stay clean, but in a candid chat with U.S. DJ Howard Stern on his Sirius XM show on Monday (19Aug13), the star admitted he has fallen off the wagon after two years and four months. He said, "I'm a drinker, so yes, I drink a lot... I've been sober for two years and four months. And I was feeling like I wasn't being that true to myself, like what I enjoy and this and that." Arquette also admitted he occasionally smokes marijuana, adding: "Yeah, I'll smoke a little weed." Explaining he fears a backlash over his honesty, he says, "I'm afraid to be honest with you and with the world because people are so cruel... I got my own problems, yes, and I will sort them out. I go to a therapist, I really am working on myself."

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