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How ‘Growing Pains’ Star Jeremy Miller Used the FDA in His Battle with Alcoholism

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Jeremy Miller, who famously played the lovable Ben Seaver on "Growing Pains," is opening up about his battle with alcoholism. The 36-year-old recently sat down with "omg! Insider" co-anchor Thea Andrews and revealed his struggles with the bottle.

"I struggled with it for a very long time," he confessed. "I'm clean and sober now, and very happy about it … It was 15 years of hard drinking. You know, using it as a numbing device to just push down personal issues. It wasn't so much for me the industry stuff. Mine was personal stuff, family issues, step father issues … those kinds of things."

Miller is sober, living happily with fiancé, Joanie, and raising three boys. He is also currently a spokesperson for Fresh Start Private, a company that offers a medical device that stops cravings for alcohol. "It's actually in pellet form of an FDA approved drug called Naltrexone. It's been around for about 25 years in oral form but our company has developed an implant," he said.

Check out the video to hear Jeremy describe how he overcame his battle with alcoholism. For more from the powerful interview, tune in to omg! Insider tonight!

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