'Laguna Beach' alum Jason Wahler reveals how he relapsed in his battle against alcohol addiction
Wahler took to Instagram to reveal in a heartfelt post how he relapsed during his battle with alcohol addiction
Thirty-one-year-old 'Laguna Beach' and 'The Hills' alum Jason Wahler was an inspiration for recovering addicts around the country. The MTV veteran had even reached a point of four years of sobriety and had made drastic changes to his lifestyle in a bid to restart a promising but faltering career.
However, Wahler recently took to Instagram to reveal how his battle with addiction has not been straightforward, admitting that he had, in fact, relapsed and gone back to old habits. The bravery it took to come out with such information is commendable, and netizens have been exceedingly kind to the actor, pouring in with messages of support in the thousands.
Wahler wrote out a heartfelt and tell-all post on his Instagram page which read: "My name is Jason and I'm an alcoholic-addict. I have 39 days of sobriety after being active in my addiction for the past three+ years; before that, I had four years of sobriety."
He wrote about he was 'full of shame' and 'embarrassed' at himself: "Working in the field of recovery is something I love; I'm passionate about it. However, I became complacent and I was blindsided. I am beyond embarrassed. At first I was full of shame and guilt, but I am learning to forgive and move forward."
"I can only hope my pain will be someone else's gain and I will continue to live one day at a time. The truth is this: I relapsed, I surrendered and I am getting help," he continued.
Despite his own difficulties, Wahler still reached out and offered help to all those who might be in similar situations to him, showing the world that he was still committed to his cause and desperate to make amends for his perceived failure.
"My hope is that my vulnerability may help to foster humility in those still suffering. I am reaching out to those who would hear and those who need help the most. If you are active in your addiction, if you are lost or isolated, if your sense of self-worth is as low as mine was, take my hand. We are each a link in a chain and together we are stronger. Surrender. Don't be afraid to start over. You are worth it," he ended.
Wahler has his eight-month-old daughter Delilah to think about and has revealed in the past that his alcohol addiction has driven him to a point of suicide. He recently his sobriety as recently as March 2017 and now once again faces the long road to recovery.