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Christina Aguilera Talks About Taking the Good with the Bad: First Interview After Drinking Bust

It was all over the headlines when Christina Aguilera was arrested and jailed briefly for public intoxication while her boyfriend, Matthew Rutler, was charged with a DUI for driving the car under the influence of alcohol.

Aguilera didn’t seem to take the incident or the media rush to tell the world very seriously. She said: “We’re only able to be seen through the microscope of the media and what people gossip about. You take the good with the bad. It’s by telling our stories, sharing our experiences and really giving a firsthand look at us as human beings [that shows] who we really are apart from what we seem to be.”

Though she had to address the issue of the recent media attention for her drunken night out, her focus remains on her upcoming show, The Voice, where she will be a judge picking out talent based only on the voice of the contestant rather than their appearance. She’s hoping to pass along the lessons she’s learned through her fame to aspiring stars.

Aguilera says: “I am ready to share it all so I’m really excited. I hope we can find the next biggest thing. But I’m not looking for vocal acrobatics. I really sincerely want to be moved by raw talent. The Voice isn’t about tearing people down. I want to bring people up. I want to empower them and give them all the tools I had. I love that I get to be a part of that.”

Finding Balance Between the Good and the Bad in Drug Addiction Recovery

Though it’s important not to get too bogged down when you relapse in alcohol addiction recovery,  it’s also important to take it seriously enough to analyze the situation, figure out what triggered it, and make a plan thatensures it doesn’t happen again. It’s a balance. Those who are flippant about the situation will learn nothing from it and those who feel so guilty that they can’t move forward will both experience the same result: another relapse. Life in recovery is a series of events and emotions that may or may not trigger the temptation to relapse and the individual learning through experience how to stop themselves from making poor decisions that only worsen the situation.

Getting Started in Treatment: How Balance is Achieved

Attending an inpatient drug and alcohol rehab program is one of the best ways to begin gathering the tools you need to fight off relapse in recovery. Here you will meet medical professionals who can treat your physical addiction, psychological professionals who can give you guidance as you navigate through the emotional battlefield that may have brought you to addiction, and peers who are going through the same issues. The longer you stay, the more tools you will gather and the more time you will have to develop a firmer foundation for your long-term recovery.

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