Joaquin Phoenix doesn’t see himself as an alcoholic – despite admitting himself into rehab after filming Walk The Line was completed.
To be honest I don’t know how comfortable I am saying that I’m an alcoholic. Not because I think it’s shameful, but I just don’t know if it’s true. I prefer sobriety. In the past, if I had to go to an event where there was a lot of small talk, I’d think, I can’t handle this. So I would just drink and not care. That was the extent of my alcoholism. When I’m working, I get very motivated, but there’s part of me that loves the idea of doing nothing, and drink allows you to do nothing.”
Joaquin Pheonix On Rehab [FemaleFirst]