Both parents and their adult children nowadays will definitely recognize the name David Hasselhoff. Since the start of his career as Dr. Snapper Foster (The Young and the Restless), the iconic actor continued to star in hit after hit, including the classic TV shows Baywatch and Knight Rider, and even made a hilarious cameo as a lifeguard in The SpongeBob Squarepants Movie. Handsome and charismatic, Hasselhoff always had the right mixture of elements to be a Hollywood stud, but many of his fans also know the Baywatch star for a much more sinister issue: addiction. Besides his partnership with a talking car, Hasselhoff is infamous for his hasty and slightly bizarre brush with alcoholism throughout his career. Let’s take a closer look and learn more about this issue.

A Misstep and a Massive Crash

Back in 2009, tabloids burned with the news that David Hasselhoff had apparently been hospitalized for the treatment of severe alcohol poisoning (later revealed to be a mixture of a nasty sickness combined with drunkenness), but the actor experienced a slow downhill crawl over the past decade. In July 206, Hasselhoff was supposedly refused entry on an airplane due to drunken behavior (which was dismissed as the effects of “cold medication). According to ex-wife Pamela Bach, however, the actor had always been a drunkard, even during the filming of Baywatch.

Getting the Kids Involved

In an unusual twist, Hasselhoff eventually asked his children to film him if he ever relapsed and drank more alcohol. Ultimately, in May 2007, his daughter Taylor shot the infamous footage of her drunken father, lying on the floor of a hotel room in Las Vegas and eating a hamburger. In the tape, Taylor can be heard begging her father not to drink more alcohol because he will lose his job. Although the tape does provide a clear picture into the brutal reality of alcoholism, you could argue that Hasselhoff has also introduced the public to a tragic element of addiction: children taking on the role of parents.

Seeking Treatment for Alcohol Abuse or Alcoholism   

Hard partying and heavy alcohol consumption do not make a person popular or loved, despite what the drunken people around you may say. Remember, you are much better than the bottle you are holding and can easily regain control, if you are willing to seek out help in the right place. Above all else, love yourself, or you will not find a way to repair your mind and body. With a little patience and perseverance, you will regain your footing on the snowy path to recovery.

If you are suffering from a severe case of alcoholism or alcohol abuse or have a friend or loved one who is coping with this illness, get in touch with Asana Recovery today. Our professional team of counselors and healthcare experts will help you endure the painful process of alcohol 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 want to find out more 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.


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