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Real Housewives Star Braunwyn Windham-Burke Announces She’s an Alcoholic

Real Housewives Star Braunwyn Windham-Burke Announces She’s an Alcoholic

On Wednesday’s premiere of the 15th season of The Real Housewives of Orange County, Braunwyn Windham-Burke announced she was an alcoholic.

Throughout the show in the past, her heavy drinking was a topic that was brought up frequently with co-stars.

On the premiere, Braunwyn said, “I don’t know if it’s divine intervention. I don’t know. But for the first time in my life, I can say, ‘My name is Braunwyn and I’m an alcoholic.’” Braunwyn’s alcoholism was so bad that at one point, she didn’t stop drinking for four days during a trip to Miami. She says that she had to take a shot every hour in order to stop the shakes. It seems like Braunwyn showed signs of alcohol withdrawal. She went on to say, “I was drinking so much, I was scared I was gonna die.” After watching herself on TV, she realized that things needed to change.

Braunwyn Windham-Burke’s Sobriety

The journey to sobriety isn’t always easy. During the first stages of Windham-Burke’s sobriety, she said that she was “scared she wasn’t going to be fun anymore” and that her life was going to be boring. Despite her worries, the 42-year-old says that she is having way more fun now. As of today, Braunwyn is 260 days sober!

Some might have been shocked when Windham-Burke announced she was an alcoholic, but we are so happy that Braunwyn received alcohol addiction treatment and took the steps to make a change in her life. Now that Braunwyn is 9 months sober, she is able to live a happy and healthy life in recovery. Alcoholism can be successfully treated with medical care and support from a drug and alcohol treatment center.

Overcoming an alcohol addiction with professional care and a treatment plan is the best step you can take to regain control of your life.

If you or a loved one are struggling with drug or alcohol addiction and want to get help, give us a call today: 888-966-9413

Alyssa, Director of Digital Marketing
Alyssa, Director of Digital Marketing
Alyssa is the National Director of Digital Marketing and is responsible for a multitude of integrated campaigns and events in the behavioral health and addictions field. All articles have been written by Alyssa and medically reviewed by our Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Darrin Mangiacarne.
Real Housewives Star Braunwyn Windham-Burke Announces She’s an Alcoholic
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