Robin Williams Successfully Bounced Back From The Brink of Alcoholism and Addiction, Twice!

Written by DeShawn McQueen on Monday, 28 January 2013. Posted in Celebrities, Voices in Recovery, Breaking News

Robin Williams Sobriety

Ms. Doubtfire, Good Will Hunting, Mork and Mindy, and Good Morning Vietnam are just a few of the timeless films and television sitcoms that this well-known funny man, not to mention Academy Award and Golden Globe-winning dramatic actor are known for.

During the 1970s, he first appeared as alien Mork on the the super successful sitcom, Happy Days.

From there, Williams shot to fame when a spin-off was created for his character, alien Mork, in the 5 year running television sitcom, Mork and Mindy, opposite Pam Dawber.

By this time Williams was indeed a household name and close friends with the likes of John Belushi, who prematurely died of drug addiction.

Speaking of drug addiction, the death of Belushi was a "wake-up call" for Williams. How so?

Williams, himself, was a hardcore cocaine addict.

Behind the bravado of humor and intellect was pathos; pathos and loud desperation that Williams attempted to keep at bay with cocaine that by this time was no longer working.

So, he quickly entered substance abuse rehabilitation. From there Williams was able to maintain his sobriety for twenty years.

With that said, during the mid 2000s, it was revealed that Williams had fell off the wagon…….he had been caught nude in public, which prompted concern and further investigation.

Although, on this occasion it was not his drug of choice. This time Williams was struggling with alcohol addiction.

Again, he was willing to surrender. After he entered substance abuse rehabilitation for the second time, Williams has remained clean and sober since August 9, 2006.

Today, Williams is 61 years young and nearly 7 years clean and sober, an active philanthropist and tours the country as a well-received stand-up comedian.

He has not missed a beat with respect to his Hollywood movie career either, as he has wrapped production in three major films he will star in, set to be released this year.

Congratulations Robin. You are a Winner! Everyone, stay tuned!


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Original Article URL: everydayhealth

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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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