Needless to say, someone who considers their alcoholism a “gift to humanity” is a courageous person. In an award ceremony in 2015, actor and former teen idol Rob Lowe described his trouble with addiction and his path to recovery as a road riddled with gifts and a promise of self-discovery. If his words to not reflect courage, we truly don’t know what else could. After all, alcoholism is a terrible sickness people carry with them for the rest of their lives. To describe this sickness as a blessing takes a strong spirit and a pure heart, something this actor definitely does not lack. Let’s take a closer look at what the 80s icon had to say about his “gift” of alcoholism

Establishing Boundaries

ROB LOWE DESCRIBES HIS ALCOHOLISM AS A “GIFT” Back in 2014, Rob Lowe received the acclaimed Spirit of Sobriety Award for staying clean for a staggering 25 years, a record time for anyone who is suffering from addiction. At the ceremony (held at the Brent Shapiro Foundation Summer Spectacular), Lowe described addiction recovery as a long road that can bring sudden but happy gifts (in reference to the Sobriety Award). Overall, Lowe explained that he takes every opportunity to share his journey with people he meets. In essence, he treats his addiction like a relationship, by setting up boundaries and footholds.

Creating Life Values

During his acceptance speech at the ceremony, Lowe told the crowd that recovery has led him to every wonderful moment in his life. Overall, his journey has given him a stronger relationship with God, a sense of fearlessness and honesty, a sense of integrity, and (most importantly) gratitude. Through his life, he has achieved a wonderful family and a continuous career. Near the end of the speech, Lowe thanked his wife Sheryl, who he respects for staying by his side through the worst of the storm. Now, that is an inspiring story for any addict.

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.