For alcohol abusers, drug abuser, and addicts alike, traveling across the bridge of rehabilitation to the light of recovery can be a lengthy and painful process. While a large majority of us might have the will to abstain from taking that first drink or popping that first pill, some people unintentionally (and intentionally) fall into that pit of blackness and despair. In a world that paints positive pictures of alcohol and marijuana (thanks to a firestorm of debate), you can see why many young people fell victim to these substances. After all, a glass of wine looks like a social stamp, and a marijuana joint promises peace of mind, right? According to KISS frontman Gene Simmons, the answer to both of these questions is a gigantic, blazing “NO.” Let’s take a see why the legendary rock star argues that alcohol and drugs are not worth the effort.
Drugs, Booze, and Rock n’ Roll
When you take a closer look at the time period from the 1960s to the 1980s, you may have a hard time finding any musician or singer who did not experiment with drugs or become addicted. In fact, many beloved artists including Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin died as a result of this terrible illness. Meanwhile, bands like Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, the Beatles, and Black Sabbath wrote songs about drugs (“Dazed and Confused,” anyone?). However, in the sea of addiction, one person who abstained from these deadly substances arises: Gene Simmons.
Ahead of the Game
For over forty years, Gene has been the bass player and frontman of the heavy metal band KISS and has continued to wow audiences from London, England to Sydney, Australia. In fact, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame recently named KISS the top gold-earning band of all time. So, after all these years of hard partying and clubbing, how do you abstain from alcohol? According to Gene, the solution is very simple.
Since the 1970s, Gene has claimed that abstaining from drugs and alcohol is the biggest key to winning the rat race. In a recent interview with LA Times, the iconic rocker explained that he despises the taste of alcohol and only toasts to show respect at social gatherings. Overall, he has expressed that “accomplishments” are the best kind of drug. So what is his secret to success? According to Gene, he never wanted to hurt the most important woman in his life: his mother.
Likewise, you have to stay in great shape to spit fire and blood and fly through the air for forty years.
Always remember that drugs and alcohol do not have control over your life. You do. Are you suffering from a substance use disorder or a severe form of addiction? Do you have a friend or family member suffering from one or more of these debilitating illnesses? If you do, get in touch with Asana Recovery today. Our counselors and healthcare experts are ready to walk you through every step of the detox and withdrawal process and rehabilitation and guide you towards living a happier, healthier, and freer lifestyle. While the road to recovery might not be an easy road to travel, we promise to help you every step of the way. Take the first step to stay fit, healthy, and safe.
The time for you to take back control of your life is now. If you are interested in one of our residential treatment or supervised detoxification/withdrawal programs, we are ready and waiting to speak with you at your disclosure. Call Asana now at (949) 438-4504 to learn how to overcome your drug abuse, alcohol abuse, or addiction troubles today.