When you take a good long look at his resume, Kelsey Grammar has a list of accomplishments that is so vast, we would probably be here all day. After graduating from the esteemed Juilliard School and receiving acclaim for his portrayal of Lennox in Macbeth, the iconic actor rose to stardom after receiving the role of Dr. Frasier Crane on Cheers (1982-1993) (and its spin-off Frasier [1993-2004]), a character who defined his acting for years to come. From there, Grammar has also gained fame for his portrayal of the villainous Sideshow Bob in The Simpsons (1989-present) and providing voices for Disney and Don Bluth animated productions. Most recently, he has also cemented himself as an action star in The Expendables 3(2014), where he starred alongside Sylvester Stallone. However, what many of you might not realize is that the actor has also crafted a unique way of coping with his alcoholism after recovery. Let’s take a closer look.
Just a Simple Cocktail
Let’s just say, if you happen to see Mr. Kelsey Grammar drinking a cocktail while sitting at a café, you wouldn’t be the first person to scratch your head in confusion. After all, isn’t this the actor whose alcohol problems gained notoriety in the 90s?
Rather than completely abstaining from alcohol, Grammar has resorted to fighting fire with fire. He might be one of the few drunks who consumes a drink once in a while and has actually been successful in maintaining his abstinence. So where did this desire to fight Mother Nature come from?
Dealing with Loss
In an interview with Vanity Fair in 2015, Grammar admitted that one of the reasons he started drinking alcohol and using cocaine was guilt. He couldn’t handle the violent murder of his sister at the hands of serial killer Freddie Glenn in 1975. Even he admits that rational thinking went out the window. Like many people with his condition, he blamed himself.
In a courageous move, though, Grammar has started to forgive himself. While he drinks once in a while (in strict moderation), he says that cocaine is pretty much death’s handshake.
Overall, we think he is one brave gentleman.
Seeking Treatment for Alcohol Abuse or Alcoholism
Alcohol withdrawal can easily be one of the most frightening aspects of healing. During the course of the recovery process, you will suffer from minor to severe symptoms that may include night sweats, hallucinations, fevers, anxiety, and sadness, but always remember that you can find the strength to overcome these problems. However, you must always seek medical attention when you have decided to cut ties with alcohol, as the withdrawal process can be notoriously dangerous. Never attempt to do this without the supervision of a trained specialist.
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.