“The first step in solving any problem is admitting that there is one. When a person does, his true friends will unconditionally help him overcome his problem (but it’s still up to him to deliver the coup de grace). According to clinical psychologist Leslie Becker-Philips, denying the problem is a defense mechanism a person adopts to cope with a hurtful reality.
Overall, Fitzgerald is doing better than ever, but her sober journey continues. You can do it alone with enough willpower, but you’ll need help at some point. Don’t hesitate to go to St. Louis rehab centers like the Midwest Institute for Addiction to help you get through the sobering process with care and understanding.”