Doing the Work: Steven Tyler Enters Rehab to Focus on Recovery and Mental Health

Steven Tyler Enters Rehab after Surgery
Dominic Nicosia

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Dominic Nicosia

Aerosmith frontman and Recovery Unplugged ally Steven Tyler has canceled a portion of the band’s Las Vegas residency to prioritize his decades-long recovery as he reenters treatment. A statement on Aerosmith’s Instagram page shed more light on Tyler’s decision to seek help:

“As many of you know, our beloved brother Steven has worked on his sobriety for many years,” the statement read. “After foot surgery to prepare for the stage and the necessity of pain management during the process, he has recently relapsed and voluntarily entered a treatment program to concentrate on his health and recovery.”

A close friend and collaborator of Recovery Unplugged co-founder Richie Supa, Tyler has also been a passionate supporter of the Recovery Unplugged mission as a whole. We can only begin to return the favor by offering our unwavering support and admiration for his courageous and proactive decision to get help when he realized he needed it. We wish him the best of luck in this next chapter of his recovery.

Tyler Is Not Alone and Neither Are You

Tyler’s reentry into treatment is a reminder that recovery is a lifelong endeavor with potential stumbling blocks at every stage of the process. It also illustrates that addiction and relapse can affect anyone, and how easily prescription painkillers can impact recovery and lead to dependency.

Tyler is one of millions who have struggled with prescription abuse in the aftermath of surgery: “Steven had a rough couple of months after surgery on both feet and was prescribed pain medication,” says Supa. “With his addictive personality, it proved to be too much, and he couldn’t handle it. Luckily, he got help before things got too out of hand.”

Let’s let the last part of that quote sink in. As we extend our best wishes to Tyler while he navigates this setback, Recovery Unplugged encourages anyone who is struggling with alcohol or drug addiction to take a cue from his self-awareness. Help is within reach, and you should never be afraid or ashamed to ask for it.

Dominic Nicosia

Dominic Nicosia

Dominic Nicosia, a seasoned content writer, brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the realm of healthcare writing, particularly in the addiction care field. Holding a Bachelor's Degree in Communications and Professional Writing from the University of the Arts Philadelphia (2009), Dominic has carved a niche for himself with over seven years of specialized writing experience in addiction care.

As the Senior Content Writer at Recovery Unplugged, Dominic is entrusted with the pivotal role of curating and overseeing the online blog, ensuring its alignment with the highest standards of accuracy, relevance, and trustworthiness. His responsibilities extend beyond the blog, encompassing all written communications within the Marketing domain. From articles and thought leadership pieces to web content, Dominic's penmanship is evident in every written facet of Recovery Unplugged.

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