Addiction can affect everyone, including celebrities that you think are leading a perfect life. Matt Willis, the 39-year-old British star, is currently celebrating 14 years of sobriety after a few successful visits to our facilities. Matt has shown immense strength, bravery, and potential for personal growth not only by enrolling in a private rehab but also by successfully continuing his journey post-recovery without relapsing.

Below we will share some details of Matt’s inspiring fight with addiction and how our facility can also help you in your battle with addiction.

Matt Willis’ Addiction Story

Matt & Emma Willis

Matt Willis is the 39-year-old ex-vocalist of the pop-rock band Busted, an artist of many talents, having reached success as a musician, singer, songwriter, actor, and TV host. Unfortunately, life hasn’t always been marked with meaning, happiness, and excellent health despite his massive professional success. The famous singer has been grappling with addiction for many years. However, despite those immense challenges, Matt has managed to stay sober for 14 years after a few successful visits to our facilities.

In public interviews, Matt has shared that addiction, in some form or another, has always been a part of his life. The singer describes himself as an “obvious addict,” perhaps genetically predisposed, who’s tempted by all sorts of things. When he was young, Matt was mildly asthmatic and vaguely remembered taking multiple hits of his inhaler because the sensation was intoxicating.

Throughout his turbulent but ultimately successful journey, Matt has overcome his addiction to alcohol and drugs and has managed to stay sober for 14 years. According to Matt, you have to be vigilant and prepared because “it takes only one slip,” which is why he considers his fight to be “daily work,” for which you have to keep your head up.

For example, Matt has described his recent passion for working out as similar to addiction because missing a session made him feel “frustrated and angry.” Something that was mostly positive but could potentially sabotage his well-being. The British star again showed immense courage and maturity and took measures to get it under control. In a recent post, Matt opened up by saying, “Hello everyone, my names Matt and I am an Addict.” To Matt, the label is not stigmatising, demeaning, or an insult, but an acceptance of a part of you that you have to acknowledge before being able to overcome.

Matt’s journey shows that life after your visit to a private rehab isn’t a happy ending where you are done once and for all with addiction. As Matt himself admits, “I still struggle a lot at times.” Nevertheless, the singer remembers the valuable lessons and principles upon which our rehabilitation process rests – fighting addiction is a process, and you are not alone in that fight. Matt’s long-lasting sobriety is staunch proof that relapse may be possible, but it’s not inevitable. He has developed the right mindset to stop cravings and triggers and is always honest with himself and others when discussing his issues and needs.
Such a healthy mindset, Matt’s undefeatable hope for a better future, and relentless dedication to himself and his family are the recipe for success against addiction. Matt’s case proves that no matter how severe your case is, how inherent to your nature addiction feels, and how huge a part of your life a substance is, you can defeat even the most significant challenge with small steps in the right direction.

How Our Facilities Helped Matt Willis and Can Help You Fight Addiction As Well

Overcoming serious cases of addiction that cause disorder and havoc in your personal and professional life requires a comprehensive approach that deals with your physical dependence on the substance and resolves the underlying psychological causes and triggers of addiction.

Even if Matt Willis’ story sounds familiar and very relatable, each addiction case is unique and will differ according to your health history, personal circumstances, and other potentially overlapping conditions. For that reason, we offer a free assessment where you can speak with our qualified and highly skilled counsellors and see what is the best course of action for your case.

If you decide to enrol in our facilities, and depending on the support you need, we can offer a science-based and highly effective detox programme, and multiple types of evidence-based therapies, like individual sessions with an addiction counsellor, group therapy, CBT, etc.

Many people develop a physical dependence on the substance responsible for their addiction, which is why we offer a detox programme where you can gradually rid yourself of withdrawal symptoms and physical cravings. In our facility, you can enjoy comfort and security. Under our supervision, you manage the withdrawal symptoms. We have methods in place which will make any arising complications manageable.

Effectively and safely managing the withdrawal symptoms of addiction in the early stages is crucial, while a better understanding of who you are will keep you away from the grips of addiction over the long term. Through various kinds of therapy, you will learn more about the underlying reasons behind your addiction, how to overcome and manage cravings, and various triggers. Your fight with addiction doesn’t end once you step out the doors of our facilities. As Matt candidly shares – “Drink and drugs haven’t entered my life for a long time, and I haven’t thought about doing them, but it only takes one slip up.”

To help you avoid that “slip up,” we’ve developed a highly effective aftercare programme that helps you maintain and build upon the principles and healthy habits you’ve tried in the facility, ensuring you can better manage triggers, cravings and any other challenge in your journey against addiction.

In our aftercare programme, we offer help with successfully re-integrating into society by helping you to avoid emotional and environmental triggers, forge a strong sense of purpose that gives the actions in your personal and professional life meaning, and offer multiple community-based means to make sure you don’t lead the fight with addiction alone.


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