Alcoholism nearly took the life of Deryck Whibley, lead vocalist of the popular Canadian punk band, Sum 41. The celebrity has been very open and honest about his experience so fans can hear just how very dangerous alcohol abuse can be.
Deryck Whibley Hospitalized Due to Alcoholism
After what he describes to be years of heavy alcohol consumption on a daily basis, Deryck Whibley finally took the sip of alcohol that proverbially broke the camel’s back. He was home around midnight with his fiancée and prepared to watch a film. He poured himself another drink and suddenly didn’t feel well. Moments later Whibley collapsed. The lead vocalist was rushed to the hospital where he was sedated for a week and given numerous IV infusions. When he was finally alert, he was confused about why he was in the hospital. The doctors let him know that his kidneys and liver could no longer handle anymore alcohol after all of this time. If he has just one more drink he will die.
The singer shared four frightening photos of himself with fans to show just how dangerous alcoholism can be. In the photos he is laying in the hospital bed with arms covered in needle marks and bruises from the lifesaving medical care he received. He is recovering but he still appears to be quite weak and emaciated. Whibley has asked his fans to please consume alcohol responsibly so they never have to live through such an ordeal.
Getting Alcoholism Treatment
Alcohol abuse negatively impacts every system of the body from the skeletal system to the endocrine system. If you are struggling with alcoholism, please know that you are putting your physical and mental health at great risk. Alcohol abuse even in less extreme quantities than Whibley consumed over the years can still take years off of your life.
The good news is that an alcoholism treatment program can give you the necessary help to enter a healthier and more stable life of recovery. Destination Hope’s alcohol abuse and addiction programs use evidence-based treatment methods such as cognitive behavioral therapy to give you the tools needed for a strong and stable recovery from substance use. We have helped hundreds of people recover from alcoholism.
There is hope; you can begin the journey of turning your life around today. If you or someone you care about is suffering from alcohol abuse, please call our counselors today.