Better safe than sorry.
Farrell, who has been sober well over a decade, has been VERY open about his experience getting clean after filming 2005’s Miami Vice.
“We all know that Colin is an addict, he’s had 12 years of sobriety. He was overwhelmed for the past year and the urges started to come back with being so busy at work and he felt, eventually, out of control and thought maybe he should get ahead of it before he starts using again.
He decided to pre-emptively check himself in before it went to a bad place. He didn’t want to go down that rabbit hole again.”
The source said Colin was “hyper aware” of his addiction and knew himself well enough to know he needed help:
“Another week and he could have started using again. Colin has worked so hard to stay sober that the only way he thought he could get it under control was to go back and get some professional help. He has a lot of responsibilities and he thought it best to go away for a while and get help.”
It’s so easy to fall off the wagon; we’re happy Colin made the right call! It’s just better to be safe, especially with two sons to think about.
We often mistakenly think we can handle everything ourselves, but there’s no shame in asking for help sometimes!
The Meadows runs 45-day programs that involve yoga, tai chi, mindful meditation, and even horseback riding, so hopefully that will take care of the stress and get Colin back into the right headspace.
See you soon, Colin!
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