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Meet Brian Abrams
Bryan Abrams is a platinum award-winning singer who is known for his role in the R&B group Color Me Badd. The band topped the charts in the 90s with songs such as “I Wanna Sex You Up”, “I Adore Mi Amor” and “All 4 Love”.
As the band rose to fame and sold millions of records, Brian dealt with some serious personal struggles-including depression, eating disorders and alcoholism.
After many attempts to get better, Brian found a rehabilitation center to help him solve his mental health and substance abuse problems. Now he is talking about his experience in the mental health system.
Bryan is about to start his personal career, and he is determined to stay healthy and sober during this period.
Why is Brian Abrams strong?
Brian chose to make his private struggle public. He even participated in the “Dr. Phil” TV show to talk about his problems. During the show, he received treatment at the rehabilitation center.
Brian is open to the fact that although the treatment is helpful, his journey is far from over. He said that solving his eating disorders and drug abuse problems allowed him to solve the mental health problems he tried to cover up with addiction.
He admits that speaking about his struggles helps him maintain a sense of responsibility so that he can stay awake. Now, he wants to encourage others who are trying to seek help.
What will you hear in the show
- When Brian’s eating disorder started
- How did he slowly develop the problem of alcoholism
- Why the past few treatment attempts did not work for him
- What made him finally decide to ask for help again
- How COVID affects his mental health and substance use
- How did he find a suitable inpatient rehabilitation center for him
- What makes some inpatient treatment centers better than others
- The type of treatment he continues to receive
- The biggest obstacle to getting help
- Since waking up, he noticed his mental health
- His advice to anyone who may be struggling with addiction or mental health issues
- How to find the best help for yourself
You will learn about mental health and mental strength
If someone goes to the hospital for surgery or solves a serious physical health problem, no one will regard it as a sign of weakness. Unfortunately, however, seeking help with mental health issues or substance abuse issues can bring stigma.
Sometimes, hospitalization or intensive service is the most helpful way to solve concurrent diseases. This is the case with Bryan. He is struggling with several problems at the same time, which is very common.
Asking for help is a sign of strength, not weakness. Brian admitted that he needed a lot of courage to admit that he could not control his drug use and mental health problems.
I turned a story I thought I was ashamed and bad about into a tool I could use to reach people.
— Brian Abrams
- “The whole AA thing is not a joke. When you become selfless, you can start to wake up. Then you can start to find happiness.”
- “You have experienced some bad things, you have done some bad things. You think this is terrible. But to turn it over and turn it into a good thing, all you have to do is to be willing to share. Be willing to share with you Some craziness and touching someone through the years.”
- “Six months later I drank alcohol the day I went out. It was madness. It was madness. This is the madness of alcoholism.”
- “It’s fun to stay awake, work on new projects, write and record awakely. I always tell my children and my wife that being awake is my new height.”
- “Some people will look for inspiration, but there will also be many people who want to see me fail. If I don’t say that it also ignites the fire below me, then I’m lying, because I want to tell everyone who thinks I’m going to fail. Prove that I can do this.”
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