Deryck Whibley, guitarist and frontman for the band Sum 41 (and yes, “Avril Lavigne’s ex”) has hit rock bottom with his alcoholism and was hospitalized, and even created a “rock bottom URL” and sent a sobering and heartfelt message to all his friends and fans about what happened, and how he wants to turn things around….
MAY 14, 2013 – Musician and former guitarist for the Drive-By Truckers Jason Isbell opened up about his battle with depression and addiction on NoDepression.com, and talks about his struggle with Jack Daniels and his personal demons. He is releasing a new album called "Southeastern" and comments on his approach to making it saying, "I have a lot of friends who make great records but they won’t turn loose of the reins. And they wind up making the same record over and over. … I understand you want to keep those things close to your chest, but after going through the process of recovering from alcoholism, I think I was able to … a little bit more familiar with that idea of turning over control to somebody else." JTMP urges our supporters to contact their elected officials and ask for more funding for addiction and mental health treatment. Many cities and states have inadequate funding for these important issues.
Read the great blog by Michael Bialas on NoDepression.com here.