Van Halen’s Alcohol Issues
Personal history and influences in life often have a way of shaping people’s behavior and actions. More times than not, people who are addicted to drugs or alcohol typically have some kind of reasoning behind their substance abuse—whether it was a coping mechanism to deal with some kind of problem or if there was someone influencing their abusive behavior. Though there hasn’t been scientific evidence finding a ‘substance abuse gene’, parents who expose their kids to a substance abusing environment are definitely leading their kids on to likely develop long term addiction issues.
One of the most famous guitarists in the world, Eddie Van Halen, has recently shed light on how personal experiences and influences can shape future behavior. Eddie’s father was a former musician himself, and when Eddie asked his father how to deal with being nervous playing guitar in front of a large group of people his father suggested alcohol and cigarettes. This ended up being the root of Eddie’s future alcoholism and nicotine addiction issues. Eddie began drinking at the age of 12, he has been through many rehab stints, and he was addicted to anti-anxiety prescription as recent as 2007. Van Halen assures that he no longer drinks and the band Van Halen has just released their first album with their original singer David Lee Roth since 1984.
Van Halen’s story certainly sheds light on the potential root of alcoholism and drug abuse. It’s important for parents to understand how easily their kids can be influenced and how their behavior can shape their kid’s potential future decisions. Addiction to drugs and or alcohol can turn out to be a lifelong struggle, as it’s been for Eddie Van Halen. Though it is unfortunately common for some people to become addicted to drugs or alcohol, it’s important to understand that all hope is not lost. There is excellent drug and alcoholism rehab treatment available today that helps people get on the road to recovery and stay sober. Seabrook House is an internationally recognized inpatient drug rehab and alcoholism detox treatment center who creates individually inspired holistic recovery programs based on the unique patient’s history and health. Seabrook House has treatment centers in New Jersey (NJ) and Pennsylvania (PA) with an outpatient office in New York (NY). Contact Seabrook House today at 1.800.761.7575 to find out ways for you to beat your addiction!