After taking a two-month hiatus from her show, Wendy Williams revealed Tuesday she’s been recovering from addiction-related issues and is living in a sober house.
“For some time now, and even today and beyond, I have been living in a sober house,” Williams said through tears on Tuesday’s episode of The Wendy Williams Show. “And you know, I’ve had a struggle with cocaine in my past and I never went to a place to get the treatment. I don’t know how, except God was sitting on my shoulder and I just stopped.”
The talk show host said she wanted to be honest with her viewers because her fans know her to be a “very truthful and open person,” so she decided to open up about her experience with addiction.
According to Williams, the only other person in her life who was aware of the extent of her addiction was her husband, Kevin Hunter.
“There are people in your family, it might be you, who have been struggling, and I want you to know more of the story,” she continued.
“So, this is my autobiographical story, and I’m living it. I’m telling you this.”
Williams said that every day she goes to pilates, attends sober “meetings around town in the tristate area,” and then her 24-hour sober coach brings her back to the sober house she’s been living in “with a bunch of smelly boys who have become my family.”
“They hog the TV and watch soccer, we talk and read and talk and read, and then I get bored with them. Doors locked by 10 p.m. Lights out by 10 p.m.,” Williams said.
“So I go to my room, and I stare at the ceiling and I fall asleep to wake up and come back here to see you. So that is my truth.”
“I know, either you are calling me crazy or the bravest woman you know,” she said. “I don’t care.”
CNN’s Don Lemon was among those who tweeted in support of Williams, writing, “I say bravest woman I know. @WendyWilliams finally speaks her truth about recovery.”
Williams also talked about the launch of her her nonprofit organization, the Hunter Foundation, which is a 24-hour hotline service that she said has “already successfully placed 56 people in recovery centers around the world.”
We wish ‘him’ all the best…I mean her, sorry. Wendy Williams is no stranger to cocaine. Neither am I, Charlie Sheen, or Robert Downey Jr. Note: These are just a few celebrities that either had or still do have some kind of relationship with cocaine. Because, in truth, that’s what you had with cocaine: a relationship.
And people who used cocaine and became addicted also have a love affair with the drug. No matter how many rehabs they go to, most are just putting a bandaid on a gunshot wound. Cocaine addicts only stop using cocaine after they’ve fallen out of love with it, and not until. All other forms of abstinence, such as, living in a sober home are just temporary vacations from their drug of choice. The truth is, like stretching a rubber band, you can only stretch it so far before it breaks, which is similar, in theory, to being in a sober home, treatment center, or in any kind of self help program.
Most people will return to cocaine use because they are still in love with the drug and all of the publicized treatments and temporary abstinence from use are just that: temporary abstinence and nothing more.
How a person falls out of love with their drug of choice is completely personal and there is no formula. It only happens when the brain does not get enough reward versus the cost of using to where it will start to fall out of favor with the user. Example: Maybe the cocaine addict loses his job, his car, ends up in jail, or many other negative consequences. At some point the brain starts to reason. Very similar to a love affair ending with two people. As two people who still have feelings for each other will often sneak around and see each other in private, such is the case with the cocaine user. Sounds to me like she went back and revisited an old fling (cocaine).
Probably under different circumstances than when she was a more frequent user, although the end result is always the same with this drug, because the love for the drug is still there, they are now reunited and together again. The world is filled with people who have been clean from cocaine for months, years and decades, only to use the drug again after a long period of abstinence. That simply means that they never officially broke up.
Yes, they were apart, (cocaine and the user) but they were apart under duress. It was not a natural parting of the ways. Similar to an overweight person who loves to eat, but goes on diets and loses lots of weight only to start binge eating again and gaining it all back. The bottom line is they simply love to eat. And all lovers will rekindle their relationships if the situation allows itself. Wendy Williams has money, she has fame, there’s nothing stopping her from buying a “little bit” of cocaine except the problem is there’s no such thing as a “little bit” of cocaine. Due to the nature of cocaine, addicts will rarely do a little bit. Just like the dieter will rarely eat a little bit of food. Same principle, two different circumstances. The sad part is, the promotion of sober homes, treatment centers, they’re simply frauds, every last one of them. Government run drug jails are the answer, at least that would be a negative consequence to the addicts brain which may just give a slight nudge in the right direction to a demented and delusional drug addict.
I believe I’m right here. Help me out.
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