He was just one drink away from his death, said doctors attending to Sum 41 frontman Deryck Whibley, three years ago. However, he seems to be recovering well from alcoholism, as a hale and hearty Deryck Whibley was spotted out for a luncheon with friends in L.A. recently. Whibley, who has been quite vocal about his problems with alcohol, seemed happy during the outing.
Flaunting his usual rock star look – pair of jeans, t-shirt and dark sunglasses – Whibley, ex-husband of Avril Lavigne, looked the perfect musician at the get-together. He is a success story of “recovery from alcoholism.” He toiled a lot to come out of alcoholism, which almost took his life. Much to the delight of his fans, the singer will once again be able to entice the world with his groovy tracks.
Alcoholism tied him to hospital bed
Three years ago, in May 2014, Whibley found himself lodged in the hospital bed with kidney and liver failure due to excessive drinking. Medics issued a stern warning, asking him not to touch alcohol, lest he would have to pay with his life. His fans were distraught after he posted a message on his website, “The reason I got so sick is from all the hard boozing I’ve been doing over the years. It finally caught up to me.” They all prayed for his well-being and quick recovery. However, severe addiction is something that needs time.
He was rushed to the hospital and admitted to the intensive care unit after he suddenly collapsed at home while drinking. He was petrified and wrote in his blog. “Needless to say, it scared me straight. I finally realized I can’t drink anymore. If I have one drink the docs say I will die.”
His organs were badly damaged at that point of time, and it took him all these years to recuperate. Luckily, he did not suffer from a permanent liver damage, but the condition was so serious that another drink would have been fatal for him. It left him badly scarred and the whole incident made him realize the futility of drinking and taking drugs. He is now extremely contended and happy after attaining sobriety.
Alcoholism is a scourge
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), excessive alcohol use may increase the risk of other health problems like injuries, violence, liver diseases and cancer. Underage drinking and binge drinking is also an ominous reality of the society.
Dealing with alcoholism
The only way to manage alcohol-related problems is to seek intervention from a credible rehab. If you have a loved one grappling with an addiction, reach out for help and contact alcohol treatment centers in your vicinity. With timely treatment, one can gain sobriety and live an addiction-free life.
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