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Pete Davidson of ‘Saturday Night Live’ opens up about his drug addiction and recovery

“They say quitting drugs is hard and that is true but what they don’t tell you is how boring it is,” said comedian Pete Davidson (23) of “Saturday Night Live,” during the NBC show’s “Weekend Update” segment. “Whoever said there aren’t enough hours in the day was a liar. There are so many hours in a day — 24 to be exact, did you guys know that? ’Cause I thought there were only six,” said the funnyman in his indomitable style.

He is now on the list of celebrity drug users who grappled with drug abuse, went to rehabs and came out victorious. Davidson has a long history of addiction, which lasted eight years. However, for the first time now he has become sober. He revealed all this in a social media post in March. Davidson, who suffered from Crohn’s disease, took to weed to ease his pain.

Davidson’s advice for drug users

Davidson said he learned a few lessons from his addiction that he shared with the viewers of SNL in order to help them steer away from such problems. For a long-term recovery, he advised other drug users to become practical while zeroing in on a drug rehab. It is not a good idea to choose a rehab when one is high, said Davidson, because, like him, most of the people would make a wrong choice and end up frustrated. When one is under the influence of drugs, chances of arriving at a right decision are bleak. Subsequently, quitting the treatment in the middle becomes a problem because of the vicious cycle of addiction.

In his case, his search on Google made him opt for a rehab which offered only a horse therapy. This incident stresses on the fact that drug abuse treatment centers are crucial for a long-term recovery and successful treatment of patients. Another positive aspect of his revelation was that through his own example he has proven that anyone can gain sobriety and enjoy an addiction-free life. Davidson emphasized this fact during his discussion so that millions could internalize it and break free of their addiction.

In Davidson’s case, it was medical marijuana that was the culprit. He started using marijuana for assuaging his pain but eventually got addicted to the drug. But now, Davidson seems like an avid campaigner of an addiction-free life, someone who does not want others to go through the same cycle of addiction and withdrawal that he lived through.

In fact, Davidson had opened up about his marijuana addiction in September last year. He wanted his fans to know more about the dangers of addiction so that they too could walk the path of sobriety like him.

Dealing with addiction

Dealing with drug addiction is not as easy as it sounds. Addiction is a disease of the mind that affects both the psychological and physical health of the abuser. A comprehensive approach to treatment is possible only in a credible rehab center. Hence, choosing the right rehab becomes paramount to overcoming any addiction.

If you have a loved one struggling with an addiction, contact the 24/7 Recovery Helpline for detailed information about drug rehab treatment for long-term sobriety. Call us at our 24/7 helpline number 855-441-4405 or chat online to find about the best treatment for drug and alcohol addiction. One should go for timely treatment or things can get out of hand.

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