Needless to say, the Baldwin brothers have definitely made big names for themselves in Hollywood. Ultimately, Alec Baldwin (the oldest of the group) has made success after success (despite setbacks and controversies) in cult classics like Beetlejuice and the action-packed Mission Impossible franchise. Meanwhile, younger brothers Stephen and William have starred in minor films but have also earned recognition in their big brother’s spotlight. However, when it comes to the second-oldest brother Daniel, publicity tends to get a bit shaky. After all, at one point during his career, he was infamous for taking part of a few drug-related crimes. Let’s take a closer look at what Daniel Baldwin had to say about his chaotic journey through addiction.
A Roller Coaster of Recovery
Throughout his career, Daniel Baldwin had been riding a crazy roller coaster and had nearly flown off the wheels a few times. In 1989, the second-oldest Baldwin brother started experimenting with crack cocaine. About 9 years later, in 1998, the actor ran completely nude through the through the New York Plaza hotel hallways before he was subsequently arrested for the possession of drugs. In the following years, Baldwin swung back and forth between periods of sobriety and train wrecks of relapse and attended rehabilitation programs 9 different times. Finally, in 2006, he regained a strong foothold at the SOBA Recovery Center. Eventually, with the help of Greg Hannley (CEO of SOBA Recovery), Baldwin created The Wisdom to Know the Difference, which critics still consider to be the greatest recovery film ever made.
Reflecting on Personal Demons
At one point, from 1993 to 1995, Baldwin portrayed Detective Beau Felton on Homicide: Life on the Street, but he eventually left when his character’s storyline took a dark turn. As the actor explains, Felton was a hardcore alcoholic who spent hours drinking himself into a stupor in bars, resulting in a separation from his wife. When the writers did not allow the character to grow, Baldwin explains he left, as he did not like playing an addict.
Seeking Treatment for Drug Abuse or Addiction
Throughout the decades, many famous people have suffered from severe (and particularly dangerous) cases of drug abuse or addiction, sometimes leading to uncomfortably dangerous situations that are plastered across social media and the press. All it takes to fall off the wagon and become sick is to take that first snort of crack or that first shot of whiskey to send you spiraling downhill. However, you can always find a way to get yourself back on track, even though the road to recovery might be difficult.
Are you suffering from a severe case of drug abuse or addiction? Do you have a friend or a loved one who is coping with the same illness? In both cases, get in touch us at with Asana Recovery today. Our professional team of counselors and healthcare experts will help you endure the painful process of drug withdrawal and detox and guide you along the rocky road of rehabilitation. Soon enough, you will experience a faster and much more efficient recovery.
If you are seeking more information about our residential treatment or supervised detoxification/withdrawal programs or enroll in one of these programs today, we are ready and waiting to speak with you at your leisure and your disclosure. Call Asana now at (949) 438-4504 to learn how you can overcome your mental illness and take an extra step toward becoming a healthier person.