Celebrating 10 Years of Sobriety, The Mel Gibson Journey

Mel Gibson

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Since the 1970’s, Mel Gibson has been in the spotlight. From the lead role in iconic classics like Braveheart and Lethal Weapon, to a very successful producing and directing career, Mel Gibson is one of the most talented individuals ever to step foot in Hollywood. But regardless of success, fame, fortune, and talent, Mel had his share of struggles. Mel Gibson’s road to recovery and story offer hope and encouragement to all struggling with addiction.

Turning Point

Mel Gibson’s backslide started back in 2006 when he was pulled over and charged with a DUI.  Dash footage during his arrest showed Gibson becoming violent, profane, and uncooperative. Needless to say, Gibson’s public image and career took a hit. 10 years later, the media still scrutinizes Gibson’s actions from the 2006 incident, questioning both his sobriety and his character. Gibson lives with the consequences of his actions, but stated that he will not let his past affect his future.

Lasting Success

Gibson’s success in Hollywood was accomplished through hard work, determination, and commitment, and it was these qualities that helped him in the recovery process.  Trying to stay sober on his own, Gibson found some success, but ended up suffering multiple relapse periods. Searching for answers, Gibson committed to Alcohol Anonymous’ 12-step program, in which he found success that continues to this very day. He credits Alcoholics Anonymous for turning his life around, and his 10 years of sobriety is an accomplishment he celebrates.

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