Yelawolf admits to struggling with alcohol

Yelawolf recently sat down with Highly Questionable for a brief interview. They talk about several different things including the beef with Machine Gun Kelly, Love Story and his struggles with alcoholism. He dismisses it quite quickly after acknowledging that he does in fact have a problem. This for me personally is a tough subject considering I just lost my brother to drinking. The struggle is indeed a tough one. Much love Yelawolf, and I hope you find some peace from those demons.

Since drinking is so common in society, just like in Yelawolf’s case, and the effects vary so widely from person to person, it’s not always easy to figure out where the line is between social drinking and problem drinking. The bottom line is how alcohol affects you. If your drinking is causing problems in your life, you have a drinking problem.

You may have a drinking problem if you…

  • Feel guilty or ashamed about your drinking.
  • Lie to others or hide your drinking habits.
  • Have friends or family members who are worried about your drinking.
  • Need to drink to relax or feel better.
  • “Black out” or forget what you did while you were drinking.
  • Regularly drink more than you intended to.

If you’re ready to admit you have a drinking problem, you’ve already taken the first step. It takes tremendous strength and courage to face alcohol abuse and alcoholism head on. Reaching out for support is the second step.

Whether you choose to go to rehab, rely on self-help programs, get therapy, or take a self-directed treatment approach, support is essential. Recovering from alcohol addiction is much easier when you have people you can lean on for encouragement, comfort, and guidance. Without support, it’s easy to fall back into old patterns when things get tough.

Your continued recovery depends on continuing mental health treatment, learning healthier coping strategies, and making better decisions when dealing with life’s challenges. In order to stay alcohol-free for the long-term, you’ll also have to face the underlying problems that led to your alcoholism or alcohol abuse in the first place.

Those problems could be depression, an inability to manage stress, an unresolved trauma from your childhood, or any number of mental health issues. Such problems may become more prominent when you’re no longer using alcohol to cover them up. But you will be in a healthier place to finally address them and seek the help you need.

We love you ninjas and if you need help for yourself or another loved one, here are some resources to help you. You can also contact us anytime if you need someone to talk to. Whoop Whoop!

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism—For information on the causes, consequences, prevention, and treatment of alcohol-related problems from the lead U.S. research agency on alcohol and health: 301-443-3860.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration—For information about substance abuse prevention and treatment services: