Wendy Williams checks into hospital for drinking
One week after revealing to fans that she had been staying in a sober living house, the Wendy Williams Show host has reportedly been hospitalized.
Williams, 54, was found drunk after checking herself out of the sober living house on Monday and was taken to a hospital to sober up, according to Daily Mail.
Last week, Williams revealed on-air that she had quietly been focusing on her sobriety.
“I have been living in a sober house. … You know I’ve had a struggle with cocaine in the past,” she said on The Wendy Williams Show. “I never went to a place to get treatment … there are people in your family, it might be you … I want you to know more of the story.”
And her story thus far, is not uncommon for those in early recovery, from ANY substance. Early recovery is a rollercoaster of emotions as people begin to live life on life’s terms. It comes with remorse, shame, guilt, self-esteem issues, and on the bright side, a hope for the future. Without the added support of a sober home, or even sometimes with that support however, relapses can and do happen. This is why the greatest thing anyone can do for themselves, should they be looking to maintain long term sobriety, is find a long term program. There is no harm in staying as long as possible in any kind of sober program–in fact the longer you stay the greater chances you have of staying sober for the long haul.
The daytime diva’s Hunter Foundation recently partnered with T.R.U.S.T., an organization dedicated to building a bridge from treatment to long-term recovery, to launch a national resource hotline. So far the hotline has been able to place nearly 100 people in treatment for substance misuse disorder.