16 and Pregnant’s Ashley Salazar Admits She Has a Drinking Problem
Hot off the heels of the extremely sad news that 16 and Pregnant's Ashley Salazar had a miscarriage, this gal has taken to the internet to dish about yet another struggle in her life. Unfortunately, Ashley suffers from a drinking problem, and recently opened up about her addiction to alcohol in her blog.
"I have an alcohol problem," Ashley admits. "I first started drinking when I moved away for college to New York at 18 and since then, my alcohol intake has been out of control."
Ashley says her dependence on alcohol worsened after she placed her daughter, Callie, up for adoption, and that the addiction has put a huge amount of strain on her life, not to mention ruined relationships with loved ones.
"I would go to parties, end up the center of attention, chugging straight from whiskey bottles, tequila, vodka, beer cans, anything," she says. "A year later, I met the love of my life. The drinking got worse and worse because of our history and the cloudiness I had around my thoughts and resentment I held. Looking back, I was really an unhappy person."
Ashley says the last straw for her came recently, when she got blackout drunk over July 4 weekend. "It’s hard to admit, but one of the last things I remember is sitting on the boat, telling the person I care about most I’m done with them," she says. "Then I went and yelled and cussed at everyone else I cared about that was around. Luckily, most forgave me the next day."
Ashley is currently four days sober, and struggling to stay away from alcohol. Sadly she's suffering from depression as a result, and can’t eat nor sleep. Let's hope Ashley gets through this rough patch with the help of friends and family so that she ends up a healthier and happier person!
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