President George W. Bush admits to having had a problem with alcohol.
In my case, I didn't have to go to drug dealers for my drug of choice--alcohol.
Trust me when I say there is a whole lot more to recovery, than a few days in "detox" or in "rehab."
One quality common among people that have recovered is empathy for others in the same plight.
Entertainers with over 20 years sober include Sir Anthony Hopkins, Craig Ferguson, Eric Clapton, Elton John, Ringo Starr, Bonnie Raitt, John Williams (singer-songwriter), Bill Ward (drummer, Black Sabbath), and many more.