Alec Baldwin says his infamous voicemail to daughter Ireland has hurt her in a 'permanent' way

Alec Baldwin is confronting his personal demons.

The 59-year-old actor appeared on Good Morning America on Monday to talk about his upcoming memoir, Nevertheless, when he got candid about his past alcohol and drug abuse, as well as his complicated personal relationships. Baldwin, whose career has spanned more than three decades, says he got his workaholic attitude from his father.

"I was just obsessed with work and making money because of my dad," he told GMA's George Stephanopoulos. "They wanted to be happy, but they were just crushed by debt and money. But I would go my whole life like, 'I got to make money, I got to make money. I don't want to be like my dad, don't want to be like my dad."

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In his memoir, Baldwin also openly writes about his problems with drug and alcohol abuse. The actor stopped drinking in February 1985, after he said he overdosed on drugs and hit rock bottom.

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NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 10: Hilaria Baldwin (L) and Actor Alec Baldwin attend the 7th Annual Bent On Learning Inspire! Gala at Capitale on March 10, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mark Sagliocco/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 25: Alec Baldwin and Hilaria Thomas Baldwin attend the Arthur Miller - One Night 100 Years Benefit at Lyceum Theatre on January 25, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 02: Alec Baldwin (L) and Hilaria Baldwin attends the Roundabout Theatre Company's 2015 Spring Gala at the Grand Ballroom at The Waldorf=Astoria on March 2, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 10: Hilaria Baldwin and Alec Baldwin attend the 6th Annual Bent On Learning Inspire! Gala at Capitale on March 10, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
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Alec Baldwin (L) jokes as he and Hilaria Baldwin arrive to attend the Elton John AIDS Foundation's 13th Annual An Enduring Vision Benefit on October 28, 2014 in New York. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 28: Hilaria Baldwin and Alec Baldwin attend the Elton John AIDS Foundation's 13th Annual An Enduring Vision Benefit at Cipriani Wall Street on October 28, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 22: Actor Alec Baldwin and wife TV personality Hilaria Baldwin attend the American Ballet Theatre 2014 Opening Night Fall Gala at David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center on October 22, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - OCTOBER 01: Alec Baldwin and Hilaria Thomas Baldwin attend 'Icon Awards 2014' at Chancery Consular Embassy of Italy on October 1, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Europa Press/Europa Press via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 25: Alec Baldwin and Hilaria Thomas Baldwin attend the 14th Annual USTA Opening Night Gala at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 25, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images)
EAST HAMPTON, NY - AUGUST 09: (L-R) Alec Baldwin and Hilaria Thomas attend East Hampton Library's Authors Night 2014 on August 9, 2014 in East Hampton, New York. (Photo by Janette Pellegrini/Getty Images for Hamptons Magazine)
WATER MILL, NY - JULY 26: (L-R) Alec Baldwin, Hilaria Thomas and Carmen Baldwin attend QVC Presents Super Saturday LIVE! on July 26, 2014 in Water Mill City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 16: Alec Baldwin and Hilaria Baldwin attend The Hollywood Reporter 35 Most Powerful People In Media Celebration at The Four Seasons Restaurant on April 16, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 24: Hilaria Thomas(L) and Alec Baldwin attend the 2014 Carnegie Hall Medal Of Excellence Gala Honoring Oscar De La Renta at The Plaza Hotel on April 24, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 29: (L-R) Alec Baldwin and Hilaria Baldwin attend the 19th Annual Artwalk NY at 82 Mercer on October 29, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
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US actor Alec Baldwin kisses his pregnant wife Hilaria Thomas on May 21, 2013 during a photocall for the film 'Seduced and Abandoned' presented Out of Competition at the 66th edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes. Cannes, one of the world's top film festivals, opened on May 15 and will climax on May 26 with awards selected by a jury headed this year by Hollywood legend Steven Spielberg. AFP PHOTO / ALBERTO PIZZOLI (Photo credit should read ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images)
US actor Alec Baldwin (R) and his wife Hilaria Thomas pose on May 20, 2013 as they arrive for the screening of the film 'Blood Ties' presented Out of Competition at the 66th edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes. Cannes, one of the world's top film festivals, opened on May 15 and will climax on May 26 with awards selected by a jury headed this year by Hollywood legend Steven Spielberg. AFP PHOTO / VALERY HACHE (Photo credit should read VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)
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CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 22: Actor Alec Baldwin and Hilaria Thomas attend the 'Killing Them Softly' Premiere during 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 22, 2012 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)
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US actor Alec Baldwin and Hilaria Thomas pose on the red carpet as they arrive for the screening of 'Moonrise Kingdom' and the opening ceremony of the 65th Cannes film festival on May 16, 2012 in Cannes. AFP PHOTO / ALBERTO PIZZOLI (Photo credit should read ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/GettyImages)
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NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 12: Hilaria Thomas and Alec Baldwin attend the 65th Annual Tony Awards at the Beacon Theatre on June 12, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
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"I think I was one of the people that was lucky that it stuck," he said. "Not a lot of peple get sober when they're young. I got sober when I was just about to turn 27, and those two years that I lived in that white hot period as a daily drug abuser, as a daily drinker -- to my misery -- boy, that was a tough time. It was really a lot of pain in there."

The father of four has made headlines for drama in his personal life, and he talked about his infamous 2007 voicemail to his then 11-year-old daughter Ireland, in which he called her a "rude, thoughtless little pig." Baldwin admitted the incident has caused a "permanent break" in their relationship.

"It's thrown in your face every day," he explained. "There are people who admonish me, or attack me, and use that as a constant spearhead to do that. It's a scab that never heals because it's been picked at all the time by so many people."

"I think my daughter -- that's hurt her in a permanent way," he continued.

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NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 20: Alec Baldwin, Carmen Gabriela Baldwin, Rafael Thomas Baldwinand Hilaria Baldwin attend 'The Boss Baby' New York Premiere at AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 theater on March 20, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 20: Actor Alec Baldwin, Carmen Gabriela Baldwin, Hilaria Baldwin and Rafael Thomas Baldwin attend 'The Boss Baby' New York premiere at AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 theater on March 20, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 20: Alec Baldwin, Carmen Gabriela Baldwin, Rafael Thomas Baldwin and Hilaria Baldwin attend 'The Boss Baby' New York Premiere at AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 theater on March 20, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 20: Alec Baldwin, Rafael Thomas Baldwin, Hilaria Baldwin and Carmen Gabriela Baldwin attend 'The Boss Baby' New York Premiere at AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 theater on March 20, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 20: Rafael Thomas Baldwin and Hilaria Baldwin attend 'The Boss Baby' New York Premiere at AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 theater on March 20, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 20: Alec Baldwin, Carmen Baldwin, Rafael Baldwin and Hilaria Baldwin attend 'The Boss Baby' New York Premiere on March 20, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Sylvain Gaboury/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 20: Alec Baldwin, Carmen Baldwin, Rafael Baldwin and Hilaria Baldwin attend 'The Boss Baby' New York Premiere on March 20, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Sylvain Gaboury/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 20: Rafael Baldwin, Hilaria Baldwin and Carmen Baldwin attend 'The Boss Baby' New York Premiere on March 20, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Sylvain Gaboury/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 20: Actor Alec Baldwin and daughter Carmen Gabriela Baldwin attend 'The Boss Baby' New York premiere at AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 theater on March 20, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 20: Alec Baldwin, Carmen Gabriela Baldwin, Rafael Thomas Baldwin and Hilaria Baldwin attend 'The Boss Baby' New York Premiere at AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 theater on March 20, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 20: Hilaria Baldwin and Rafael Thomas Baldwin attend 'The Boss Baby' New York premiere at AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 theater on March 20, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 20: Carmen Gabriela Baldwin, actor Alec Baldwin, Rafael Thomas Baldwin and Hilaria Baldwin attend 'The Boss Baby' New York premiere at AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 theater on March 20, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 20: Carmen Gabriela Baldwin and Alec Baldwin attend 'The Boss Baby' New York Premiere at AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 theater on March 20, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 20: Alec Baldwin, Carmen Baldwin, Rafael Baldwin and Hilaria Baldwin attend 'The Boss Baby' New York Premiere on March 20, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Sylvain Gaboury/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 20: Alec Baldwin and Carmen Baldwin attend 'The Boss Baby' New York Premiere on March 20, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Sylvain Gaboury/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 20: Carmen Baldwin, Alec Baldwin, Rafael Baldwin and Hilaria Baldwin attend 'The Boss Baby' New York Premiere on March 20, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Sylvain Gaboury/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 20: Alec Baldwin, Carmen Baldwin, Rafael Baldwin and Hilaria Baldwin attend 'The Boss Baby' New York Premiere on March 20, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Sylvain Gaboury/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 20: Carmen Gabriela Baldwin, Alec Baldwin, Leonardo Angel Charles Baldwin and Hilaria Baldwin attend 'The Boss Baby' New York Premiere at AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 theater on March 20, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 20: Alec Baldwin, Carmen Gabriela Baldwin, Rafael Thomas Baldwin and Hilaria Baldwin attend 'The Boss Baby' New York Premiere at AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 theater on March 20, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 20: Alec Baldwin, Carmen Gabriela Baldwin, Rafael Thomas Baldwin and Hilaria Baldwin attend 'The Boss Baby' New York Premiere at AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 theater on March 20, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 20: Rafael Thomas Baldwin attends 'The Boss Baby' New York Premiere at AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 theater on March 20, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 20: Rafael Thomas Baldwin attends 'The Boss Baby' New York Premiere at AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 theater on March 20, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 20: Rafael Thomas Baldwin, Hilaria Baldwin and Carmen Gabriela Baldwin attend 'The Boss Baby' New York Premiere at AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 theater on March 20, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 20: Rafael Thomas Baldwin, Hilaria Baldwin and Carmen Gabriela Baldwin attend 'The Boss Baby' New York Premiere at AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 theater on March 20, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 20: Alec Baldwin, Rafael Thomas Baldwin, Hilaria Baldwin and Carmen Gabriela Baldwin attend 'The Boss Baby' New York Premiere at AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 theater on March 20, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
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Interestingly enough, Baldwin is also candid about his rocky relationship with actor Harrison Ford, who replaced him in the sequel of his big movie break, Hunt for Red October. In his book, Baldwin claims that producers had been negotiating with Ford behind his back at the time, and has less than complimentary words for the legendary action star. Baldwin writes that Ford doesn't have an Oscar despite his successful career, and describes him in person as a "little man, short, scrawny and wiry."

"I think he makes his choices based on an entirely different set of values than me," Baldwin commented

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