Ozzy Osbourne published a post on Facebook this week indicating a relapse to past drug and alcohol problems. The singer and Black Sabbath front man indicated that he spent 18 months taking drugs and drinking alcohol, and has been sober for 44 days. Ozzy apologized to his fans, band mates and friends, but most of all to his family for what he put them through during this time. In the post he called his behavior insane and took the time to clear up a rumor that he and his wife Sharon were divorcing – he said the couple was not splitting up, but he was trying to be a better person.
The announcement precedes the release of Black Sabbath’s first album to feature Ozzy on vocals since 1978, which is due to come out on June 11th. The band has also scheduled a worldwide tour in promotion of the album. Ozzy’s latest struggles followed a tough year in the Osbourne house – his son Jack was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis last year, his wife Sharon received a double mastectomy a few months later and his daughter Kelly suffered a seizure last month. Though it’s unclear whether these events contributed to Ozzy’s relapse, it’s not uncommon for recovering drug and alcohol addicts to turn back to substances in response to stress and difficult times. Because of this, it’s extremely important to build a support network that can be there during tough times to help prevent a relapse.
Retreat at Lancaster County strives to provide the highest quality of substance abuse treatment on the East Coast. The staff is involved with the full cycle of recovery, including relapse prevention, to increase the likelihood of continued success. If you or someone you know is struggling with drug or alcohol abuse, get in touch with the staff at Retreat at Lancaster County today.
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