At one point in cinematic history, Mel Gibson was often regarded as one of the most charismatic character actors and one of the greatest action heroes of our generation. After his time on an Australian TV series The Sullivans, he ascended to the ranks of movie awesomeness when he gained the iconic role of Max Rockatansky, the cop-turned-rogue protagonist of George Miller’s epic post-apocalyptic series Mad Max. Later, Gibson would star in The Bounty (a retelling of the classic Mutiny on the Bounty) and star as the insane LAPD detective Martin Riggs in the critically acclaimed comedy series Lethal Weapon. At some point, he branched out into the world of Shakespeare in Hamlet and started working as a writer and producer. However, longtime fans of the actor also know him for another terrible vice: alcoholism (and not in a good way). Let’s take a closer look at how this legendary actor got sober.

Fury Road: The Home Game

Since his outrageous rants in 2006 and 2010, the close alliance between Mel Gibson and Hollywood seems to have withered away (somewhat), but the iconic actor has managed to get his life back on track. As revealed in a report in the Sydney Morning Herald, Gibson described the 12-step program of Alcoholics Anonymous as a spiritual path for psychopaths. Overall, addicts have the choice to go mad or get help, but the only alternatives to therapy are death or imprisonment. You could say Mad Max was playing Fury Road: the home game.

Spirituality Is the Key

So, how did Gibson overcome his severe bout of alcoholism? As he explains in the interview, the key is finding a spiritual seat. Overall, the answer to all life’s pain and problems is not prescription medications, street drugs, or alcohol, but is (instead) an emotional and psychological resolve. As to whether or not he is completely over his past troubles with Hollywood, Gibson has still reassured the public he is willing to plow forward and face any problems his wasteland of addiction throws at him. That, in part, is an action that deserves great respect.

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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