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Neil Young One Year Clean And Sober: "I Did It (Marijuana) For 40 years…..Now I Want To See What It's Like To Not Do It. It's Just A Different Perspective."

Written by DeShawn McQueen on Friday, 01 February 2013. Posted in Celebrities, Voices in Recovery, Breaking News

Neil Young Sobriety

Waging Heavy Peace: A Hippie Dream, is the name of Young's recently released autobiography of sorts. In the book, among other topics, Young discusses his critically acclaimed career, including his hit solo debut album, Crazy Horse. Gone Dead Train, I Don't Want To Talk About It, and Downtown are just a few songs off of Crazy Horse that send me down memory lane.

Like many artists/entertainers it is no surprise that Young had a convoluted and winding path to stardom.

Did any of you know that he spent his childhood in Manitoba and Ontario? Yes indeed. Young is a native Canadian.

According to an interview with the New York Times, Young spends most of his time these days in the United States on the west coast. He lives on a sprawling estate in the Redwoods, south of San Francisco; he enjoys the air there.

In Waging Heavy Peace, Young discusses his experience with being a founding member Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young, as well as his time with Buffalo Springfield.

He goes on itemizes each and every medical crises he has ever faced and overcome, not to mention an assortment of failed relationships.

Did you know that Young has only been married once, with three children, to Pegi Young since 1977? In entertainment, that is pretty impressive!

You knew I was getting to it……Young is a recovering alcoholic and addict as well.

Apparently, the desire to write the book from a different perspective propelled Young to clean up his act and abstain from smoking marijuana, not to mention refrain from drinking alcohol.

"The straighter I am, the more alert I am, the less I know myself and the harder it is to recognize myself. I need a little grounding in something and I am looking for it everywhere."

Very Nice Young. Congratulations on a year of sobriety. Here is to a second year!

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DeShawn McQueen

DeShawn McQueen

DeShawn McQueen is a staff writer at Recovery Now Newspaper and, 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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