DWTS’ Sharna Burgess Displays on Smoking Meth as a Teen
And it helped her recommit to dance.
“I understood, I needed dance back in my life,” she continued, explaining she also moved to Melbourne in an effort to remove herself from the unhealthy environment. “And that was where I was so thankful because the ‘what now’ was dance for me. I knew I needed to get back into that, and thankfully I had that to guide me through.”
And ultimately, that led her to Dancing with the Stars, with her becoming a pro on the show during season 16.
Later, Brian—with whom Sharna shares 14-month-old son Zane—asked his fiancée if she’d ever tried to seek treatment before then. And despite experiencing a few scary moments, she said drugs were the solution for the triggers in her life.
“I was very, very uncomfortable in my reality, so I would escape to this place of euphoria,” she explained, later adding, “Eventually the things I would take to get to that place of euphoria weren’t strong enough or enough and I do more and have more and more often. And that was the slippery slope for me.”