I found this story today and thought it might be encouraging to us all.
MY TOUGHEST OUT
An article by CC Sabathia – Pitcher / New York Yankees
I’ve played in sold out stadiums. I’ve undergone numerous surgeries. And I’ve even pitched in the World Series.
But nothing scared me more than saying these three words: “I need help.”
“What I really wanted was for people to like me, to get that validation. But because I wasn’t naturally outgoing, I turned to alcohol to try to bring my personality out.”
“My dad and I were always very close. I think I got many of my best qualities from him. But he struggled with drug addiction.”
“I understand that I can relapse. And that’s why I’ve tried to be as open and public about this situation as I can. I want to be held accountable.”