Former Guns N’ Roses Drummer Steven Adler Celebrates New Sobriety
Famously fired from Guns N' Roses in 1990 for his rampant drug use, Steven Adler has turned a corner on his addictions. In fact, he's been sober for nine months.
"Right now, I'm just taking care of myself," Adler told writer Lucas H. Gordon. "I've been having these problems with alcohol, and right now I'm just taking care of it. I have a nice program I'm working, and I'm looking forward to having one year [of sobriety]. Right now, I've got nine months and eighteen days."
Adler released his eponymous band's debut album 'Back From the Dead' in 2012, but then the drummer's old demons returned. He was forced to cancel a summer 2013 tour after checking into rehab. He's also taken part in two separate seasons of 'Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew,' and was arrested in 2008 at a sober-living home in possession of heroin. Adler addressed many of these issues in his 2010 autobiography, 'My Appetite for Destruction: Sex, and Drugs and Guns N' Roses.'
Heading into 2015, Adler said, "I'm gonna start working and getting the band back together. I'm taking care of [my addiction] — cutting it off at the neck. I'm looking forward to going out and playing again ... It's just been very exciting. Having a new life is exciting."
Adler was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with Guns N' Roses in 2012, appearing with former bandmates Slash and Duff McKagan.
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