Sum 41 Front Man in Hospital from Alcoholism

Sum 41 front man Deryck Whibley announced that he is being treated in the hospital after alcoholism “finally caught up” with him.

Collapsed Liver & Kidney from Alcohol

Deryck Whibley of Sum 41 hospitalized for collapsed liver and kidney. ‘If I have one drink the docs say I will die’

Deryck wrote on his site last week, “I’ve been very sick in the hospital for a month and was pretty sick for a few weeks leading up to my trip to the hospital. the reason i got so sick is from all the hard boozing i’ve been doing over the years”.

Hard Daily Drinking

“It finally caught up to me. i was drinking hard every day. until one night. i was sitting at home, poured myself another drink around mid night and was about to watch a movie when all of a sudden i didn’t feel so good. i then collapsed to the ground unconscious”.

He went on to write, “When i finally woke up the next day i had no idea where i was. my mum and step dad were standing over me. i was so freaked out. my liver and kidney’s collapsed on me. needless to say it scared me straight. i finally realized i can’t drink anymore. if i have one drink the doc’s say i will die”.

Functioning Alcoholic

According to WENN Newsdesk his former road crew colleague Brian Keith Diaz has opened up about the hard partying he experienced while on tour with the rockers. Diaz, who toured with the band for 18 months from 2010, reveals Whibley was a “functioning alcoholic” and life on the road was a “blur of Jack Daniel’s and vodka, European cocaine, and non-stop partying”. He also claims the front man struggled with escalating health problems due to his drinking.

Alcohol Poisoning

Alcohol poisoning is a serious and sometimes deadly consequence of drinking large amounts of alcohol in a short period of time. Drinking too much too quickly can affect your breathing, heart rate, body temperature and gag reflex and potentially lead to coma and death. Alcohol poisoning can also occur when adults or children accidentally or intentionally drink household products that contain alcohol.

A person with alcohol poisoning needs immediate medical attention.  If you suspect that someone has alcohol poisoning seek immediate medical care.

Alcohol is Still a #1 Killer

Despite the awareness of the health problems caused by alcohol, 3.3 million people worldwide died from alcohol in 2012. This is an increase of 800,000 since 2011 and a real worry for the World Health Organization. The WHO report found that 7.6% of men who died in 2012 had an alcohol related cause of death. The report showed that 4% of women who died in 2012 had alcohol related deaths.

Drinking alcohol is a major pastime for many people. Even with the heightened awareness surrounding the dangers of alcohol consumption people are still destroying their lives with it. Don’t wait until you or someone you love is hospitalized for alcoholism. Get on the road to recovery today.

For more information on alcoholism treatment and/or intervention, please call Balboa Horizons today: 1 (866) 316-4012 or fill out the confidential form below.

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