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Mel Gibson Opens Up About His 10 Years Of Sobriety

In a recent interview with  Australia’s Sunday Night Channel 7, Mel Gibson opened up about his alcoholism, Alcoholics Anonymous, and his recovery the past 10 years.

“I am a member of [the] 12-step program and I achieved sobriety like that,” Gibson explained. “I’ve got 10 years of sobriety under my belt.”

Mel Gibson 10 Years Sober

Watch full interview here: Gibson Shares About His Sobriety 

“It is disheartening when you’ve been 10 years dry, on the wagon — sober — and you have to read every year or so that you’re loaded,” he told Channel 7. “That’s disappointing because it’s like a public notice that you’re loaded, but you’re not. It’s a disingenuous reportage.”

The Past, Present, Future of Mel Gibson

Ten years later he still has to face his past with news gossip, and although it may burn a little, he claims he doesn’t feel sorry for himself.

In 2006, Gibson was arrested for drunk driving along with a series of just bad press where he appeared to be displaying out-of-control behaviors. In 2010, Gibson’s ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva claimed Mel had punched her in the face and broke her teeth. She also released an audio clip that she secretly recorded where Gibson was being verbally abusive. He then decided to get sober.

Now Gibson is back in the directors chair after a 10 year break with the comeback of Hacksaw Ridge. He and his girlfriend, Rosaline Ross, are expecting and Mel couldn’t be doing any better these days. We congratulate Mel on his 10 years of sobriety and are excited to see him continue on his journey in sobriety while helping others along the way.

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