March 24, 2021 – The House of Pain member said that he was able to get temporarily clean in 2000 and stay off drugs for the next three years. 

But he was hooked again and by 2005 and was reduced to sleeping on a couch in a warehouse after burning though millions of dollars spent on drugs. He was even dodging a warrant for his arrest before he decided to get clean again, he said.

“By the time I got sober the second time in 2005, I was sick and tired of being sick and tired and I was either gonna kill somebody or kill myself. And you know that’s a terrible feeling,” he said. 

“A guy called me that I knew from a 12-step program in the past and he reached out and said, ‘You know, I’m just checking. You know you deserve to have a good day. Let me know if you ever want to try meetings again.’”

He says he feels that he only sought help after he was “out of all options,” and has been off drugs ever since.

“I just didn’t think it was going to work for me anymore because I had thrown the gift away originally. And so it really took what it took because I went back and forth and it wasn’t clicking. So finally it stuck in 2005 I got willing and on April 15th of this year, I’ll have 16 years consecutively sober. So it’s been a blast.”



Subscribe Today! Your best source of current news, information and opinion about the issues that matter to you most. Serving the treatment industry, recovery community and health and wellness professionals.