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Kelsey Grammer Drinks Daily After Leaving AA

Five-time Emmy Award winner, Kelsey Grammer, age 61, who played Dr. Frasier Crane on Cheers and Frasier, admits publicly that he is not only drinking again, but controlling it since leaving Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), according to an interview with The Times.

‘I’m a reformed drinker. I no longer go to AA and I still enjoy a drink. I have a cocktail every day at 5pm.’

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Kelsey Grammer Drinks Alcohol

This comes as a bit of a shock to most since Grammer had his fair share of bottoms during his drinking and drugging career. His past is speckled with drunk driving arrests, cocaine possession charges, and rehab. Needless to say, like most addicts who don’t stop using drugs, arrests become a regular occurrence.

So, now that Kelsey has a little more knowledge about drinking and time under his belt, he believes alcohol is fine in moderation – just don’t do coke. “You are dicing with death when you go down that road.”

What About Alcoholism?

The danger with alcoholics thinking they can drink in moderation is that alcoholism is a chronic progressive brain disease. This means that the alcoholic and drug addict is mentally affected by the disease and has a physical allergy to the substance he/she is addicted to. They can never safely use it in moderation for long, even if they want to. There are rare exceptions that have proven otherwise, but many will die trying to drink like normal people. The other thing to consider is that a hard drinker or drug abuser who does not suffer from the actual disease of addiction might actually be able to control their use long-term, but still could suffer some consequences mentally, physically, and financially. The reality is, abstinence is 100% safe and works 100% of the time provided you are willing to work a program of recovery.

Time will tell if Kelsey Grammer is able to control and enjoy his drinking, but for those who have suffered long and hard in the grip of alcoholism and drug addiction, it is just not worth it and living a life of happiness, joy, and freedom in recovery trumps trying to control alcohol and drugs any day.

If you or someone you know is struggling to control their drinking or drug use, we can help. Contact The Watershed today for more information on how you can stop and stay stopped long-term. Call now at 1-800-861-1768 to talk with someone who understands that addiction is a disease and not a moral failing.

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