Tom Sizemore Says He's Quit Drugs For Good After Being Sentenced To Drug Therapy Program

Monday, October 8th 2007, 9:34 am
By: News On 6

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) _ Tom Sizemore says he's done with drugs.

``I'm not trading my whole life for some powder,'' the 45-year-old actor told The Bakersfield Californian in a jailhouse interview published Friday.

``God's trying to tell me he doesn't want me using drugs because every time I use them I get caught,'' Sizemore said.

Sizemore is serving time in Kern County for violating probation in a drug case. He was arrested in a Bakersfield hotel in May for methamphetamine found in his car. He will be released next month.

The actor was charged with seven drug-related counts, but pleaded no contest to a charge of transporting drugs for personal use. He was sentenced last Wednesday to treatment in a drug therapy program.

Sizemore said he understands the punishment could have been worse.

``I got another chance,'' he said. ``Some people might think I don't deserve one, but I'm glad the judge thought so and I mean to make the most of it.''

Sizemore's films include ``Saving Private Ryan'' and ``Black Hawk Down.''