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Alcoholic By 17, Suicide Attempt And The Father Who Would Not Give Up: Father-Son Journey From Alcoholism To Recovery

Alcoholic By 17, Suicide Attempt And The Father Who Would Not Give Up: Father-Son Journey From Alcoholism To Recovery

Update: 2024-06-11
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This week’s conversation is a tribute to the unwavering love and dedication of a father for his child. I sat down with Steve D’Antonio Sr. and Steve D’Antonio Jr, who openly share their family's journey through addiction. Steve Sr., a successful Wall Street executive and father of five, found himself bewildered and helpless when his son, Steve Jr., fell deep into alcohol use disorder by age 17, shaking the D’Antonio family to its core and leaving them without a clear path forward.


When families are confronted with alcohol and substance issues, how can they best support their children? 


Equal parts heartbreaking and inspiring, this conversation serves as both a resource and a testament to the extraordinary lengths parents will go to for their children. It highlights the devastating impact of alcohol and substance use disorders on families, while shedding light on the societal stigma that hinders access to necessary tools and resources for families in need. It is also a poignant reminder that when one family member struggles, the entire family suffers, making the healing process essential for everyone involved.


Today, the D’Antonio’s have dedicated their lives to helping families navigate behavioral healthcare issues. Steve Sr. left Wall Street and became a Harvard Advanced Leadership Fellow studying addiction. He served as Executive Vice President for Shatterproof, a national nonprofit for addiction treatment, is a trained Peer-Parent Coach and continues to share his expertise and experience with families. 


With more than 8 years of recovery, Steve Jr. has worked in the addiction and recovery field since 2017. He is the Director of Release Recovery’s New York City program, working intimately with individuals and their families to navigate the process of early recovery. 


A wild, harrowing and redemptive story of family recovery – this is a conversation that I hope every parent of a child struggling with behavior healthcare issues listens to. 


Close to my heart, this one is for the dads.




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If you or anyone you know is struggling, please do not hesitate to contact Release:


(914) 588-6564


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Resources:


https://addictionlessons.com/




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Alcoholic By 17, Suicide Attempt And The Father Who Would Not Give Up: Father-Son Journey From Alcoholism To Recovery

Alcoholic By 17, Suicide Attempt And The Father Who Would Not Give Up: Father-Son Journey From Alcoholism To Recovery

Zac Clark