Glenn Beck On Getting Clean And Sober, "You Can Live Or You Can Die. You Have A Choice"

Written by DeShawn McQueen on Friday, 15 February 2013. Posted in Celebrities, Voices in Recovery, Breaking News

Glenn Beck Sobriety

In a matter of about 10 years, Glenn Beck has gone from a local radio talk show host in Tampa, Florida to a bona fide political star; and he has never even attempted a run for elected office!!

His influence is just insane!!

Although he is no longer on the CNN network, nor the FOX network, he continues to polarize our great country with his incendiary views, sending controversial waves through the political arena.

In fact, Glenn Beck just switched venues.

These days, instead of being a television personality, he is a successful syndicated radio host on Sirius XM radio.

After reading Beck's bestselling book, An Unlikely Mormon, The Conversion of Glenn Beck, I learned that (1) yes, he has always been controversial (a given huh?!) and (2) surprisingly he is a recovering alcoholic and addict!

Beck was once a hopeless-to-die, divorced, could keep a job, could not pay his bills, cried himself to sleep alcoholic and addict!!

If that sentence was a mouthful imagine reading his book, mentioned above, which ironically is entertaining, informative, and relatable. I read and I liked it for the most part.

Beck discussed how he constantly drank alcohol, smoked marijuana everyday for 15 years, consumed copious amounts of cocaine, treated people in a disgusting manner, and even once fired an employee for bringing him the wrong pen. To be fair, he has described himself as "borderline schizophrenic."

More than 18 years ago, he came to a place of willingness; willingness to change his life, beginning with the decision to turn his back on alcohol and drugs for good. Sooner rather than later, he joined the Ladder Day Saints ("LDS"),i.e., the Mormon church, where he attends church services regularly.

Today, he is still clean and sober, his mind is clear and sharp, he is controversial as ever, he is happily married, and has great relationships with his daughters.

Becks, "you are a man among men", an example of God's grace and mercy not to mention a person's willingness to start over. Congratulations on sobriety!

If you or someone that you love is struggling with drug addiction or alcoholism, please call us. We want to help you.

Photo Courtesy of: time.com

Original Article URL: washingtonpost

About the Author

DeShawn McQueen

DeShawn McQueen

DeShawn McQueen is a staff writer at Recovery Now Newspaper and Recoverynowtv.com, an informative newspaper that serves as a resource for persons of all stages of drug and alcohol treatment, by giving them access to relevant and necessary information so that they may live balanced and substance-free lifestyles. DeShawn graduated from Wayne State University with Bachelor of Science degrees in psychology and premedical sciences. He holds a Juris Doctors degree in law from Valparaiso University School of Law. DeShawn’s writing and research has been published in such academic journals as Behavioral Pharmacology and Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior among others. He lives in Los Angeles, California.

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