Thursday, June 26, 2014

Who Inspires You?



By 
Chris Newcomb, M.Div.

The world of drugs and alcohol abuse by celebrities is often portrayed differently than the corresponding actual reality of said substances.  Most people think of celebrities as untouchables; human gods even, who have no problems and don't create any for themselves.  We can prove this wrong with two words:  Elton John.

Mr. John has been sober now for over 20 years.  In spite of that, John still has drug dreams at least twice a week.  A drug dream is any dream containing images of drugs or scenarios where the person dreaming is using drugs.  It leaves people who are otherwise sober in horror when they wake up only to find that, this time, it was all just a bad dream!

John has changed his ways after going through most of the 1980's in a drug fueled binge.  Not only is he sober but his actions prove it.  Instead of sitting on the sidelines like he did during the 1980's, his charity for the fight against AIDS has raised $275 million dollars for research and treatment of people living with the dreaded disease.  He could not do that when he was using.  Sobriety, it seems, is good for Mr. John and, it turns out, the rest of the world!

Elton John is just one of many celebrities who are breaking their silence with the general public about their struggles with addictions to drugs and/or alcohol.  You can read more using the link below.  It is really good news to see celebrities who have the power and the influence to spread the message of sobriety and recovery doing just that!

If you or someone you love is in need of detox off of alcohol, opiates, benzos, Methadone or Suboxone, please do not hesitate to call Jennifer Pius or Amy Stewart at 1.877.773.3869 today.  We would love to help you get clean and stay clean.

Read more about other celebrities speaking out about their own struggles with addiction here!

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