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In His Own Words: Robin Williams On His Battle With Addiction (VIDEO)

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Watch a clip from a 2010 stand-up routine in which Williams talks about both illegal substances and prescription drugs:

The comedian discussed his return to stand-up and how his "Weapons of Self-Destruction" comedy show addressed substance abuse during a 2010 interview with ABC News in Australia:

Williams discussed addiction and the hope that sometimes helped keep him from relapsing in a 2006 interview with ABC's Diane Sawyer:


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Watch the comedian discuss alcoholism in 2006 during his "Live at the Met" show:

In a 2013 interview with CBS, Williams spoke about his experience acting after a long period of sobriety: