In short, singer Lana Del Rey describes herself as a “wild child,” looking back on her life. Best known for her cinematic, Americana-style music, the singer has become a sensation in the American media (hitting the Billboard Hot 100 and providing music for big-time Hollywood films), but, deep down, she is a humble woman. Reflecting on her past, Del Rey recounts how life wasn’t always about glitz and glam. At one point, her formerly peaceful life in Lake Placid took a drastic turn when she was introduced to the plight of alcohol. Let’s take a closer look a what she had to say about her alcohol problems and subsequent recovery.

Dancing on the Dark Side

In an interview with GQ, Del Rey recounts how she used to enjoy living on the dark side of life, until she realized it was starting to consume her like a parasite. After being sent to Kent School in Connecticut, she started consuming ridiculously dangerous amounts of alcohol, when she attended parties or was sitting alone. According to Del Rey, some of the lyrics from her song “Born to Die” echo the shallow darkness of that time. Deep down, she always wanted to be creative, and even managed to start working on her music while struggling through a sea of alcohol.

Maintaining Relationships

In regards to her relationships, Del Rey explained how she was usually the person who could never be trusted, mostly due to the complexity of her thoughts. At this time, she says she is fortunate to be in a loving relationship and sharing a distinctive emotional and spiritual connection. If anything, her story reflects how the love of a craft and a desire to socialize can, in fact, set you free.

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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