If any of you have watched the Travel channel, the odds are you’ve come across Andrew Zimmern. This bizarre foods host hosted numerous shows, such as Bizarre Foods, Bizarre Foods America, and Bizarre World. Millions of television viewers know Zimmern for his colorful personality and his willingness to try any type of food. However, a less people know that the famous TV host is that he has been sober for over 20 years.
An Old Way of Life For the Bizarre Foods Host
Zimmern spoke openly about his past struggles with addiction and his remarkable journey in recovery in previous interviews. In one interview with Nightline, Zimmern painted a very vivid picture of his old way of life.
“I lived in an abandoned building in lower Manhattan; one that we squatted – a bottle gang and I. I would steal purses off the backs of chairs in those swanky little cafes on Madison Avenue, run down the side street, leap the wall at Central Park and 5th Avenue, get on the subway, go down to the lower east side and sell the credit cards and passports that were in the purses for money to support my drug and alcohol habit. And then go to sleep at night on a pile of dirty clothes in this abandoned building and I sprinkled a bottle of Comet Cleanser around so the rats and roaches wouldn’t cross over at night so I could pass out in some peace and quiet and that’s what I thought was normal. That’s how I lived for a year – no showering, I was the guy you crossed the street to avoid if you walked by me in New York.”
Seeing where Zimmern is today, it’s almost impossible to see him stealing purses and squatting in abandoned buildings in lower Manhattan over 20 years ago. This has been the same story for millions of others who have found a great and new way of life in recovery. He follows a new set of principles and credits his sobriety for his amazing life today.
Treatment at Morningside Recovery
The bizarre food host and his struggle with addiction is a problem that millions of Americans face. However, if you are in a similar situation, there’s hope for you like there was for Andrew Zimmern. Morningside Recovery offers a wide range of addiction treatment services to help you overcome your addiction. Whether you need heroin addiction treatment or cocaine addiction rehab, Morningside Recovery is ready to help you along your recovery journey.
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