Rock legend Richie Sambora is sober now, and he has his beautiful daughter Ava to thank for it.
"I've conquered a lot of stuff in my life, but when I tried to get off those things I couldn't do it… I was drinking too, which makes it double bad."
But when it came to getting sober, Richie had something to fight for- his daughter. He says:
"She was like an angel to me, man … that was the catalyst for me actually getting sober."
Fortunately, rehab worked for Richie, and he was able to walk away from his addiction safe and sound. He says:
"Luckily I wasn't that guy who lost his band, his family, his house and his job. I wasn't a victim."
Thank goodness Ava was there to give her dad the strength he needed to get clean! Good job, gurl!
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