Country singer Trace Adkins recently entered a rehabilitation facility for alcoholism, reports the New York Daily News. Adkins had been sober for the past 12 years after going through a treatment program in 2002. A representative for the star confirmed that he had entered a facility, but requested that Adkins' family's privacy be respected.
According to the source, the 52-year-old singer was headlining a 7-day country music cruise that was to make stops at several Carribbean ports. On January 13, Adkins allegedly became intoxicated in one of the ship's bars and found himself in a physical altercation with another passenger. When the ship made a stop in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, Adkins left and immediately headed to a rehab facility.
The country star has always been vocal about his struggles with alcohol abuse and the recovery process.
"The program was an extremely positive experience for me," Adkins told Country Music Television in 2003. "This is something I needed to do for myself, my family and my career. I feel the best I've felt in years, both physically and mentally."
In a 2009 interview with Great American Country, Adkins opened up even further about his addiction and the intervention process that led him to enter treatment. He said that he had a hard time listening to friends tell him how his actions hurt them, but it was an important moment.
It's fortunate that Adkins had the ability to identify that he had a problem and needed to return to rehab, but this is not the case for everyone. Contact Intervention Services to learn how an alcohol intervention could help someone in your life.