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Brad Pitt talks about sobriety, AA

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From “Fight Club” to a different kind of group.

Brad Pitt’s participation in an Alcoholics Anonymous group was what helped him get sober following his 2016 divorce from Angelina Jolie, he told GQ in the magazine’s August cover story.

“I had a really cool men’s group here that was really private and selective, so it was safe,” the 58-year-old Oscar winner said about his 18-month experience in Alcoholics Anonymous.

But the actor had some initial trepidation, given horror stories he’d seen play out online involving those in AA.

“I’d seen things of other people who had been recorded while they were spilling their guts,” Pitt said. “And that’s just atrocious to me.”

He explained his going cold turkey with smoking as a consequence of being unable to smoke in moderation.

“I don’t have that ability to do just one or two (cigarettes) a day,” Pitt said. “It’s not in my makeup. I’m all in. And I’m going to drive into the ground. I’ve lost my privileges.”

Prior to getting sober, Pitt and 47-year-old Jolie — whose marriage ended in 2016 and jump-started a custody battle involving their six children — purchased a Provence vineyard in 2008. The Academy Award-winning actress sold her stake, a move which Pitt said this month sought “to inflict harm” on him.

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