14.2KSHARES COMMENTS“I was fighting all my life,” says Danny Trejo. The actor tells AARP The Magazine about his wild youth and how he got his big break in Hollywood. The actor and champion boxer has been sober for 46 years and finds great joy in helping others. Take a look at the video below to see his full story
Without these fellowships I would take drugs. Because even now the condition persists. Drugs and alcohol are not my problem — reality is my problem. Drugs and alcohol are my solution.
By Erica Troiani 02/07/16I knew I needed to quit people pleasing, but before I could, I needed to learn how to recognize my own feelings. ShutterstockI was in the sixth grade the first time I caught myself doing it. I was at a new, much larger school that felt overwhelming compared to the tiny neighborhood elementary that I’d gone to before, where there were only ten kids in each grade. And every time I talked to one of my new teachers, I had the unmistakable feeling that my vocal chords were closing. My voice raised an octave; I sounded like another person. Very soon I had confirmation this was, indeed, happening, when my best friend—who could be counted on to mercilessly point out anything outside the norm—flat out said it.I was easily guilted. I had no boundaries. And the thought of saying no produced a lizard-brain terror in my chest.
Alcoholism is a deadly disease, one that can kill the imbiber both during active addiction and during withdrawal. Therefore, we should applaud Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe for beating the urges to pour assorted liquors down his throat. He’s embracing both recovery and a healthier lifestyle instead, something that’s hard for a lot of young actors in Hollywood to do.Radcliffe joined Marc Maron on his WTF podcast this week to chat about the movie business as well as his dangerous addiction to alcohol, a habit which he broke in 2013. He remains sober to this day. Radcliffe says his alcoholism became rampant while he was still filming the Potter films, and it was after the series ended that he had to take a hard look at his booze