I couldn’t decide what approach to take on my blog about the recent Mel Gibson news and his recent recordings of verbal and implied physical abuse against his girlfriend Oksana Grigoriea. Do I discuss the link between domestic violence and alcohol abuse? Do I blog about his despicable rage against the gay community, or when he was observed by a police officer saying profanities about Jews, or his insults of racial slurs to Oksana in a taping of a phone conversation to her?
I decided to shed some light on the fact that two thirds of victims of partner violence report alcohol is involved in the incident. Mel Gibson’s history certainly points to issues with alcoholism
I would be curious to know whether or not he was in a drunken rage when these recordings were made, however, clearly there are signs and symptoms of mental illness or possibly organic brain damage possibly from years of heavy drinking.
All this is speculation, but as you can see, Mel is an un-treated alcoholic whether he is sober or not. This is someone who lacks emotional sobriety. He professes to be a religious man, although, his behavior speaks otherwise.
Although his publicists state he is in therapy and going to 12 step meetings, he obviously has no program. He is un-deniably full of EGO. As we say in the program, he is certainly “Edging Got Out” as the acronym goes.
There is nothing spiritual or religious about the way Mel Gibson lives his life. Another quality we learn in recovery is humility. Need, I say more….
Sherry Gaba, LCSW, is a Psychotherapist and Life Coach specializing in all addictions and recovery. She is the author of “Law of Sobriety: Attracting Positive Energy for a Powerful Recovery” and Life Coach and Psychotherapist on Celebrity Rehab on VH1. Sherry has developed a seven step program of recovery for living a purposeful life.