Years after acknowledging a past battle with alcohol abuse, President Bush this week provided details about his personal recovery, ABC News reported Dec. 11.
“I doubt I’d be standing here if I hadn’t quit drinking whiskey, and beer and wine and all that,” Bush said in an interview.
Bush, 61, quit drinking cold-turkey after getting drunk during a 40th birthday celebration. “I had too much to drink one night, and the next day I didn’t have any,” Bush said. “The next day I decided to quit and I haven’t had a drink since 1986.”
“I’m a better man for it,” Bush added. “I wasn’t a knee-walking drunk .. It’s a difficult thing to do, which is to kick an addiction.”