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Lena Dunham is the creator of the hit show Girls, a comedian, and author. She is popular for her honesty and openness with her struggles with mental illness and addiction, and is well known for her production of the show Girls. 

Recently, Dunham share via Instagram that she is suffering from a disorder called Ehlers-Danlos syndrome- a disease that impacts the connective tissue and joints. Due to the destruction of connective tissues, the disease impacts ability to walk and can loosen joints to the point of endangering lives. 

About a week before that post, Dunham shared an image of a new tattoo with a caption discussing her addiction to Benzodiazepine. Dunham stated in the post that she was misusing the anti-anxiety drug Klonopin, and in October of 2018 she announced that she had been six months sober. The caption also announced that Dunham is being honored as woman of the year by Friendly House LA.  

If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, reach out to the National Drug Helpline for assistance.