Guns N’ Roses Drummer Goes Clean
After decades in the spotlight as one of the most iconic party bands of rock history, it can be tough to go the sober route. But that’s what Guns N’ Roses drummer Steven Adler is doing these days. Adler struggled with alcoholism and drug abuse throughout the 1980s and 90s along with his band mates and other celebrity musicians of the day. That kind of lifestyle glorifies substance abuse more than any other and Adler lived through it.
After Guns N’ Roses split up, Steven formed his own band ADLER. Their 2013 tour was put on hold when the musician checked himself into rehab for alcohol addiction and he’s proud to tell the world that he’s over 9 months sober.
Adler is no stranger to public scrutiny of his alcoholism. He was on Dr. Drew’s Celebrity Rehab and the spin-off Sober House back in 2008 and 2009 along with other notable celebrities who struggle with addiction. Afterward, he published an auto-biography called “My Appetite for Destruction: Sex, and
Drugs, and Guns N’ Roses” in which he addresses his battles with heroin and crack, leading to financial ruin, being ejected from the band, a broken marriage, and a long series of health problems that nearly claimed his life.
He continues to advocate recovery for those still struggling with addiction and alcoholism. There’s light at the end of the tunnel and according to Adler, “Having a new life is exciting.”