Success Story: An Amazing Journey to Sobriety

I go to therapy every other week, consume a ton of mental health content, and am always in connection with other sober people. Most of what I do are wonderful practices for anyone, but I do them because I know that if I am not intentional and consistent about how I care for myself, I am more likely to slip and want an easy crutch. I rode back in a taxi to the airport crying and promising myself I would get help when I got home. When I got back to NYC, I found a therapist – who I still work with to this day – and weighed my options of inpatient rehab, outpatient therapy, or doing it at home with her support. I decided to do it at home and finally stopped drinking a couple months later on April 12, 2021.

Both of my parents worked, but we still had money problems due to my dad’s drug and alcohol abuse. In 1995, we moved up to Washington state to start a new life. This was supposed to be the new beginning that we all needed. My dad vowed to stop using, but like all alcoholics, he didn’t. From the age of five until I was 12, I didn’t understand how a drink could change my dad so drastically.

Mental Health

I was one of those people who if someone put something in front of me, I would take it. I’m 20 years married, I’ve got three kids. Women in AA are saying, ‘You’re strong enough to move out.’ And I’m saying, ‘I don’t know if I can.’ When I left my parents’ house, I got married. Don feels that he relapsed because his spirituality was missing. Don initially rejected the concept of a higher power. Like many others before him, though, he stumbled upon a healing force that’s both intangible and unexplainable.

  • I didn’t think my behaviors had to change.
  • In my mind, we had had enough discussion about our family size, and I proceeded to go ahead with a vasectomy.
  • The Parent Trap actor famously battled a cocaine addiction throughout the ’80s that brought him to rehab in 1990.

When he mentioned entering inpatient for 30 days, I said I can’t do that, my business will be lost. My Attorney/Friend point blank told me that I was sick and needed help. He told me that this is one time you need to really trust God. I visited Valley Hope to take a tour and I told the young lady that I would be back in 2 weeks to check in to stay.

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And in 2018, she recalled battling her addictions to sex and alcohol. „There was talks amongst my camp like, ‘Ye’s popping pills.’ So when he handed it to me, he said, ‘You know used to killed genius, right?’ So I didn’t take it,” he continued. The Fight Club spent years struggling with alcohol before fellow star Bradley Cooper helped him get sober.

I was fortunate at that time to primarily be supervising three highly skilled fellows training in our practice any involvement on my part. I couldn’t wait for the workday to end so I could get to my car and have a good dose of alcohol from the bottle under the seat. My relationship with my wife, both emotionally and physically, was absent. I was unable to participate in any kind of family activity, especially if it interfered with my drinking. My family would watch TV in one room and I would be in another drinking to oblivion.

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