Former Florida Governor Candidate Andrew Gillum Enters Rehab - Banyan Treatment Center

Former Florida Governor Candidate Andrew Gillum Enters Rehab


Andrew Gillum, the former candidate for Florida governor was found in a hotel room in Miami Beach where three bags of crystal meth were present.

He was with two other people and Gillum was initially unresponsive upon police arrival. According to a police report, the police were called to the hotel room because of a possible drug overdose. They said that Gillum was “unable to communicate with officers due to his inebriated state”.

Andrew Gillum’s Statement About Hotel Room Incident

  Though there was suspected drug use, Andrew Gillum claims he did not use illegal drugs. Gillum was in town for a wedding and stated that he had too much to drink. In a statement that he made on Sunday, he said, “This has been a wakeup call for me. Since my race for governor ended, I fell into a depression that had led to alcohol abuse.” This type of behavior is not uncommon as many people will turn to drugs or alcohol for comfort during a time of need or depression. Andrew Gillum’s father also suffered from alcoholism to which he was a witness to the damaging effects when left untreated. He says, “I am committed to doing the personal work to heal fully and show up in the world as a more complete person.” He concluded this statement by saying, “I now need to firmly focus on myself and my family. I will be stepping down from all public facing roles for the foreseeable future.”

We are glad that Andrew Gillum is taking responsibility for his actions and getting the proper treatment for depression and alcohol abuse. It sounds like Gillum is suffering from a co-occurring disorder and could benefit from dual diagnosis treatment.  

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