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Andrew Gillum Discusses His Addiction and Recovery On Instagram

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You may remember back in March when former Florida Governor candidate Andrew Gillum entered rehab.

Now, Andrew Gillum is speaking out on Instagram about his alcohol addiction and treatment for depression. This is Gillum’s first public appearance since he announced he was entering rehab for addiction. Growing up, Andrew Gillum watched his father struggle with an alcohol addiction and unfortunately, he later passed away from complications.

Andrew Gillum’s Recovery

Andrew continued on his Instagram video to say, “I knew that if I didn’t want to recycle many of those same issues for my children, that I had to do something about it and I had to do it now”. We are so glad that Andrew was able to get the help that he needed for his alcoholism. Gillum also says that he is writing about his experiences in hopes that he can help others to heal as well.

Addiction can take such a big toll on the families of an addict. Therapy is something that families can take part in to help them heal and repair any damaged relationships. Family programs and services for drug and alcohol recovery are important because it teaches you how to approach the future together as a family.


If you have a family member who is struggling with addiction, contact us at  888-966-9413 to take the first step toward recovery and rebuilding your family.

Ilana mekler
Ilana mekler
Ilana was born in Valhalla, New York and lived the first 11 years of her life in New Rochelle, NY before relocating to Boca Raton, FL. While she’s not in recovery, being in the addiction field, currently, has opened her eyes and her mind to addiction and truly see why this field is so important. Ilana received her Bachelor’s degree in Communication studies from Florida Gulf Coast University and has a background in social media with experience in writing. As the social media specialist here at Banyan, she’s passionate about what she does because it allows her to experience what goes on behind the scenes in social media and being able to connect with others. Her favorite part of her job is knowing that in some way, she’s giving others the platform to reach out to get help for their own struggles.

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