Detroit Tiger Miguel Cabrera Completes Alcohol Rehab
While several factors contributed to the Detroit Tigers late-season swoon that ultimately cost them the AL Central title (after leading the division virtually the entire season), Miguel Cabrera's late season arrest hours before a crucial game provided a high profile scapegoat for the failings.
Coupled with the release of the haunting 911 call from his wife after he reportedly came home drunk, Cabrera's problem with alcohol became a national story for weeks after the season came to an end.
Now, Cabrera says he has completed treatment and spoke to the media:
"Right now I feel like it's going to be a new season, a new life for me. I'm going to be a better dad, a better husband, a better player and better with the fans, too. And with the media, too."
While it's great to hear the renewed commitment to his family, his most important quote was when he called his recovery "a process." Many celebrities have dealt with public addiction problems. There's often a perception that once treatment is completed, that means the problem is cured. It's good that Cabrera seems to have an understanding that there's never a full recovery.