Skip to comments.New York Mayor-Elect De Blasio's Daughter Admits Battling Alcohol, Drug Addiction
Posted on 12/26/2013 9:05:18 AM PST by SeekAndFind
The 19-year-old daughter of Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio admitted in a YouTube video released on Christmas Eve that she sought treatment for alcohol and drug addiction after years of also battling depression. Chiara de Blasio said in the nearly five-minute video that she'd been suffering from clinical depression since her adolescence and used alcohol to cope with her sadness and anxiety. She said she hopes that by sharing her story, she will inspire others to get help.
De Blasio said she thought her problems would be solved by leaving home and going to California for college, 3,000 miles away. But, she says, she still felt an insecurity that inhibited her ability to connect with her fellow students and to curb her addictive behavior.
"I just kept reasoning and using this really fake rationale that was so justified to me that I could keep doing this stuff and be like, 'Oh, I won't drink,' and then I would just smoke weed, and then I'd be like, 'Oh, I'm not going to smoke weed,' and then I'd just drink," de Blasio said. "It was kind of just bartering for equally bad outcomes."
After years of struggling, de Blasio said her therapist recommended an outpatient treatment program in New York City.
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A 19-year old alcoholic? What is the drinking age in Bloomberg’s NYC?
I think she’s trolling for a TV reality show.
Real Politicians Kids Gone Wild, NYC
I think getting away from her “family of origin” might help.
CHIARA DE BLASIO TELLS HER STORY:
Only one way to a more fulfilling life but that’s the liberal’s most dreaded word.
And they said Andy Guiliani was a problem!
Seems this story never gets old...cry me a river, oh my, oh meme.
If you raise your children as irresponsible socialists, they will be irresponsible and abuse alcohol and drugs.
This should be an example to parents everywhere to not raise children in such a liberal lifestyle.
With a dad like him, no wonder!
“This should be an example to parents everywhere to not raise children in such a liberal lifestyle.”
Leftists won’t watch this video and get that message. Having a child like this is almost acceptable to them, and they see the battle to solve this kind of problem as more reason to vote Marxist. In other words, Obama will save us.
So this guy can’t run his own family but he’s qualified to run NYC?
Lucky for her that she has a lefty bloodline. She has a potential
future in politics. If her parents were conservative she would
already be finished.
I’m a bit shocked and saddened at some of the comments here.
I guess if I was the kid of a hardcore blatant Marxist, I too would have depression and anxiety.
I think she’s just jealous of her bro’s Angela Davis ‘fro. Chiara is stuck putting rags and wilted flowers in her hair for attention.
Sometimes even the best-raised children fall prey to chemical dependency and/or have mental health issues.
Regardless of how politically detestable her dad is, I wish his daughter well in her recovery.
We all should.
“So this guy cant run his own family but hes qualified to run NYC?”
Great point and one that should be examined with any candidate for office.
Have they been divorced?
Do their children use drugs or alcohol?
Have their children committed any other crimes?
Examine the families and the conservative candidate will always have the better family.
She’s a courageous 19-year-old kid.
I hope her message resonates somewhere.
Me too. Anyone who thinks that substance abuse is limited by age, gender, or political philosophy is a moron.
As long as she doesn’t drink more than 17 oz of soda at one time, she’ll be OK
Shame he spent all those years working for a Sandinista Revolution and not raising his kid...
Her mother was living the lesbian life before she gave it up for Bill, the avowed communist. They honeymooned in Havana.
I do feel very sorry for the offspring of the Leftie/Marxists. David Horowitz tells the tale well. I wonder how many cookies mommy baked and were there were warm affectionate moments reading Little Red Riding Hood. Would love to see some Leftie/Conservative comparison stats on children/adolescents needing mental health help. Lots of good kids get screwed up when they hit the indoctrination centers aka govt. schools. So, it isn’t always the parents’ fault.
If this young woman is telling the truth that she has been a drunk “for years” and she’s only 19 now, methinks she has suffered some serious parental neglect.
Imagine the media reaction if her last name was ‘Palin.’
That’s a very bold statement. Please back it up with multiple, random examples. Thanks.
Yeh, right! They only “battle it” when they get caught.