Singer and songwriter, Eric Clapton, has been sober for nearly 3 decades. He struggled with heroin in the 70s and later turned to alcohol, before finally getting sober once and for all. He now demonstrates a strong commitment to recovery, holding benefits and even opening his own treatment center.
“I thought that if I stopped drinking and I stopped using drugs…I would not be able to play anymore. In other words, those were things that were necessary for inspiration. But it was a shortcut. My experience now tells me in a long time of being in recovery, that I can be a good musician with or without that philosophy.” – The Fix Article, 2013