Marilyn Manson says his life has improved since he decided to only drink or take drugs when he is joyful.
Marilyn Manson only takes drugs when he is happy.
The singer - real name Brian Warner - insists he has learned that consuming narcotics and alcohol when he is feeling low only makes the situation worse.
He said: "I'm very objective now. I started to apply this really fantastic rule that they don't teach you in AA or AAA, or any other acronym - do drugs and drink when you're happy, not when you're sad. It has a great effect. But I can't say that I did that the whole time."
The 'Rock Is Dead' star has been plagued by rumours claiming he has a drink-and-drug dependency problem, but he insists he is stronger than the substances he consumes.
The 40-year-old musician - whose marriage to ex-wife Dita Von Teese reportedly suffered because of his hard partying - added to Spin magazine: "I try to make my body a place where drugs are afraid to live."