Duff McKagan on Addiction
Guns and Roses member Duff McKagan tells an inspiring story about addiction, realization and recovery.
Too many rockstars have failed to realize that they an addiction until it's too late. Duff McKagan talks about when he realized that he had an addiction and how he used that realization to reinvent himself as a person. He discusses his problems with panic attacks and how he self-medicated with alcohol. He began drinking so much that when he didn't drink, he'd get the shakes and be lost in a "brutal stew of panic." He also describes how he lost faith in himself: "All these things I had dreamed and hoped for...a perfect marriage...a white picket fence...had just been shattered." Watch to see how Duff turned his life around and invested more time in himself.