Creed Singer, Scott Stapp, Opens Up About Drug Addiction, Alcoholism, and his Bipolar Disorder
Drug addiction and alcoholism doesn’t discriminate. Time and time again we see our fabled icons go through bouts of substance use disorders and come out alright in the end, mostly. Take Scott Stapp for example. The Creed rock star recently opened up to New York Daily News about his struggles with alcoholism, drug addiction, and his bipolar disorder. Stapp says he was using drugs which made him hallucinate, imploring him to drive around America following an angel on the hood of his car. The New York Daily News quotes, “In my delusional thinking, I thought my family was involved in ISIS, and that millions of dollars had been taken from me to support terrorism,”
In another incident, Stapp was recorded by police begging for their protection from assassins. (This behavior is similar to the symptoms induced by the addictive substance flakka- although there has not been any mention of the addictive substance in relation to Stapp’s substance abuse.) Eventually Stapp was placed into psychiatric custody for three days. After undergoing a long process of intensive therapy, coupled with a 12 step program, the singer has taken control of his life back, and has regained his life with his wife Jaclyn, according to the New York Daily News.
Stapp comments, “It was hard to process. There’s a stigma associated with it. But Jaclyn kept telling me, ‘Embrace it. We love you.’ It became a big sigh of relief, because finally, we had an answer.”
About the Author
Alexandrea Holder is a South Florida native working toward double Master’s degrees in Psychology and English. She finds the psychological aspects of addiction and mental illness fascinating, as both are prevalent in her family’s history. When not researching and spreading addiction awareness, Alexandrea enjoys sparring, artistic pursuits, and admiring puppies online.