Former Florida governor candidate Andrew Gillum says he will be admitting himself in a rehabilitation program for alcoholism.
Gillum made this decision just days after he was found “inebriated” by police officers in a South Beach hotel room, alongside another man, Travis Dyson, who apparently overdosed on crystal meth.
“After conversation with my family and deep reflection, I have made the decision to seek help, guidance and enter a rehabilitation facility at this time,”
Gillum expressed in a statement released Sunday evening.
“This has been a wake-up call for me. Since my race for governor ended, I fell into a depression that has led to alcohol abuse.”
Gullim admitted to having too much to drink following the incident and denied any allegations that he had used drugs. In his recent statement, he acknowledged how effective excessive drinking can have.
“I witnessed my father suffer from alcoholism and I know the damaging effects it can have when untreated. I also know that alcoholism is often a symptom of deeper struggles,”
“I am committed to doing personal work to heal fully and show up in the world as a more complete person.”
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