Written by Melanie Burton, March 30, 2016

Nicole Richie has struggled with her own heroin addiction in the past, and has now warned little sis Sofia about drugs – begging her not to go down the same path that she went down in her younger years!

17-year-old model Sofia has spoken about her close relationship with her 34-year-old sister Nicole in an article accompanying her Evening Standard cover for the March 24th issue.

Cover story for ES magazine???? on stands now @eveningstandardmagazine

A photo posted by Sofia Richie (@sofiarichie) on

Sofia says that Nicole has been very open with her about her own struggles with heroin use and has warned Sofia not to give in to peer pressure when it comes to experimenting with drugs.

Sofia says to the mag, “People look at me thinking, “Oh, you are probably going to go through the same thing.”

But she is reassured when Nicole tells her not to “let people pressure you to do what they think is cool, like taking drugs. Be true to yourself.” Wise words!

Sofia reveals that when she was growing up, Nicole would always take her out and let her do the things that their dad Lionel Richie wouldn’t let her do.

“Nicole was crazy and fun. She would take me to places I wasn’t supposed to go to, like fairs, and she would let me have foods that I wasn’t allowed to eat, like cotton candy.”

It’s great to see that the reformed Nicole has become such a great role model for her little sister! Props to you Nic!

(EXCLUSIVE, Premium Rates Apply) LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 7: Sophia Richie and Nicole Richie attend House of Harlow at Kitson, hosted by Nicole Richie, on March 7, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Vespa/WireImage)

Sofia and Nicole in 2009

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