‘The Brady Bunch’: Maureen McCormick Said Parents Almost Turned Her Into the Cops for Drug Abuse

by Will Shepard
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The Brady Bunch was one of those shows that you just couldn’t take your eyes off. The constant ridiculousness of the show was always entertaining. A fan favorite of the show was Marcia Brady, who was played by Maureen McCormick.

However, The Brady Bunch star has shared her story about getting sober. In an interview with Us Weekly, she talked about the influence of her parents. She notes that they were the main reason she was able to get clean.

“My mom and dad, they almost turned me into the cops. They were at their last … [because] they had been trying for years and knew something was going on, and I was pretty sneaky, and I could hide very, very well.”

Maureen McCormick struggled with substance abuse for a while. As painful as it is, this seems to happen often with child stars as they grow up. The Brady Bunch‘s success in syndication helped grew her fame over the years. She explained more about the battle to get sober.

“But then I started messing up on jobs and so many things, so I’m sure everyone in the industry at the time knew that I was flaking out.”

Maureen Mccormick of “The Brady Bunch” Dealt With Serious Problems to Get Sober

The Brady Bunch star also talked about her dating life with Michael Cummings. She explained how he was also jolting her into realizing how bad her situation was.

“[I] met this guy — it was before we were married and we were just dating — and I had my last relapse. [And] he came to me, and he said, ‘if you ever do this drug again, I’m gone, I’m leaving.’ It woke me up. It was like the coldest shower you could ever take; there’s just no way I’m gonna lose somebody that I love.”

After that, Maureen McCormick began to figure her issues out. The Brady Bunch actress and Cummings have been married since 1985.

“[I] just had a feeling about [Cummings]. We’ve been married now [36] years. I just had a feeling that I could trust him with my whole heart and that he was so honest and such a beautiful, beautiful human being.”

The Brady Bunch alumnus also shared some advice for others dealing with addiction. She explained that it is crucial to surround yourself with good people.

“I recommend to anyone who’s struggling is to throw that phone book out and do not, do not hang out with anyone who’s using. I had to literally say goodbye to so many people that I was hanging out with.”

Certainly, dealing with addiction is no easy problem to have. There are some harsh realities to wake up to when getting sober, but with the right people around, it is a little bit easier.

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