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Words of Wisdom About Drugs and Alcohol From Kiss Frontman Paul Stanley


During the height of the 1960s through the 1980s, rock bands were at the peak of popularity, but ultimate victory could often come with a sharp price. Once bands and artists rose to fame, many of them were quickly swept away by a quick, easy, and deadly escape: alcohol and drugs. Needless to say, passing the joint was commonplace during this time, but many rockers died as a result of addiction (Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and Elvis Presley to name a few). So how do you stay clean during the time of sex, drugs, and rock-and-roll? According to KISS frontman Paul Stanley, the solution is very simple. Let’s take a closer look at what the iconic rock star has to say about abstaining from addictive substances and making it big.

Peer Pressure

At some point, a loved one or a friend has pestered us about taking part in something uncomfortable or dangerous. However, imagine if your friend shoved a pot of cocaine or a bottle of Jack Daniels in your face. How would you react? How do you prevent yourself from falling victim to peer pressure?

According to Paul Stanley, the answer is simple: common sense.

For over forty years, Stanley has performed as the lead singer and rhythm guitarist for the legendary heavy metal band KISS and has never shown signs of slowing down. Overall, he proudly professes that he has been fortunate and successful because he made the right choices throughout his life. In a recent interview with Men’s Journal, Stanley explained how a person has two choices. You can either accept the drugs or booze because you want to be “cool” like other rockers or (of course) just say “NO.”

Love Your Life

Stanley, who is also a painter, has defined life as a cartoon that should be powered by passion and determination, not addiction. To the iconic Starchild, rock and roll is a caricature of everyday life, and each person on stage is an actor in their own right. To this day, Stanley stands by the fact that you can keep the drugs, and he will take the rock and roll.

So, what is the key philosophy that powers his life? Stanley professes that he would rather wake up each day and feel grateful to be alive, instead of suffering through a hangover or overdose. Life is about choices, and passion should be enough to help you plow through temptation.

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 alcohol abuse, drug abuse, or addiction troubles today.