The Culture Club frontman has been clean for three years and says he doesn`t miss illegal substances because it means he gets to see life through a different perspective.
He said: "I woke up one morning and the blinds were open, and I realised I hadn`t seen a tree in about three years and got quite emotional! It`s like I had a pair of dark glasses on and hadn`t seen things properly for a while. I don`t think I was happy with what I had before. I felt something was missing, someone had more than me or was more successful."
Although he is a DJ and is part of the club scene, George is no longer tempted to take drugs and people know not to offer him anything.
The 49-year-old musician told Britain`s OK! magazine: "You have to make a conscious decision not to do them. Luckily, there`s lots of publicity about me being clean so people know it`s not a good idea to offer me stuff!"
George - who has experimented with heroin, cocaine and other substances during his life - quit drugs at the end of 2007.
The former Culture Club frontman - who imprisoned a male escort at his east London apartment in April 2007, and was found guilty of the offence in December 2008 and sentenced to jail time - confessed he took illegal substances almost every day for five years until he got clean.
He previously said: "I spent five years in this chemical cloud. Getting clean at the end of 2007 was a very big thing. I was using half my brain, half my personality on drugs.
"One day I took a little and then I was on four grams a day. Up until six months ago, I had a really bad problem.
"Everything that`s gone wrong in my life has been because of drugs. When I gave up before, I thought I was losing something. I was `giving up` drugs. Now I know I`m gaining half my mind back."