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New York Mayor-Elect De Blasio's Daughter Admits Battling Alcohol, Drug Addiction
NBC ^ | Wednesday, Dec 25, 2013

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at nbcnewyork.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: addiction; deblasio; depression
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1 posted on 12/26/2013 9:05:19 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

A 19-year old alcoholic? What is the drinking age in Bloomberg’s NYC?


2 posted on 12/26/2013 9:07:07 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I think she’s trolling for a TV reality show.

Real Politicians Kids Gone Wild, NYC


3 posted on 12/26/2013 9:07:52 AM PST by nascarnation (Wish everyone see a "Gay Kwanzaa")
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To: SeekAndFind
Color me stunned....not!
4 posted on 12/26/2013 9:10:06 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (Osama Obama Care: A Religion That Will Have You On Your Knees!)
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To: SeekAndFind

I think getting away from her “family of origin” might help.


5 posted on 12/26/2013 9:10:40 AM PST by Catmom (We're all gonna get the punishment only some of us deserve.)
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To: nascarnation

CHIARA DE BLASIO TELLS HER STORY:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJKmjx1JjwI


6 posted on 12/26/2013 9:11:11 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Only one way to a more fulfilling life but that’s the liberal’s most dreaded word.

GOD.


7 posted on 12/26/2013 9:13:11 AM PST by onedoug
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To: SeekAndFind

And they said Andy Guiliani was a problem!


8 posted on 12/26/2013 9:14:07 AM PST by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Seems this story never gets old...cry me a river, oh my, oh meme.


9 posted on 12/26/2013 9:16:42 AM PST by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


10 posted on 12/26/2013 9:18:48 AM PST by Oliviaforever
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To: SeekAndFind

With a dad like him, no wonder!


11 posted on 12/26/2013 9:19:38 AM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Oliviaforever

“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.


12 posted on 12/26/2013 9:21:49 AM PST by BlueStateRightist (Government is best which governs least.)
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To: SeekAndFind

So this guy can’t run his own family but he’s qualified to run NYC?


13 posted on 12/26/2013 9:31:48 AM PST by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


14 posted on 12/26/2013 9:35:45 AM PST by Sivad (NorCal red turf)
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To: SeekAndFind

I’m a bit shocked and saddened at some of the comments here.


15 posted on 12/26/2013 9:36:28 AM PST by stormer
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To: SeekAndFind

I guess if I was the kid of a hardcore blatant Marxist, I too would have depression and anxiety.


16 posted on 12/26/2013 9:37:10 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (What do we want? Time travel. When do we want it? It's irrelevant.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

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.


17 posted on 12/26/2013 9:48:28 AM PST by duckworth (Perhaps instant karma's going to get you. Perhaps not.)
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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.


18 posted on 12/26/2013 9:49:01 AM PST by MplsSteve
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To: freedomfiter2

“So this guy can’t run his own family but he’s 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.


19 posted on 12/26/2013 9:54:25 AM PST by Oliviaforever
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To: stormer

She’s a courageous 19-year-old kid.

I hope her message resonates somewhere.


20 posted on 12/26/2013 9:58:18 AM PST by GEC (Obamacare is the #MostEpicFailEver)
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To: GEC

Me too. Anyone who thinks that substance abuse is limited by age, gender, or political philosophy is a moron.


21 posted on 12/26/2013 10:08:59 AM PST by stormer
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To: Cowboy Bob

“VICTIMOLOGY”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


22 posted on 12/26/2013 10:11:39 AM PST by bandleader
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To: SeekAndFind

As long as she doesn’t drink more than 17 oz of soda at one time, she’ll be OK


23 posted on 12/26/2013 10:16:17 AM PST by PGR88
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To: SeekAndFind

Shame he spent all those years working for a Sandinista Revolution and not raising his kid...


24 posted on 12/26/2013 10:29:32 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

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.


25 posted on 12/26/2013 11:30:58 AM PST by Sioux-san
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To: SeekAndFind

Imagine the media reaction if her last name was ‘Palin.’


26 posted on 12/26/2013 11:33:28 AM PST by Ted Grant
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To: Oliviaforever

That’s a very bold statement. Please back it up with multiple, random examples. Thanks.


27 posted on 12/26/2013 1:11:11 PM PST by coop71 (Being a redhead means never having to say you're sorry...)
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To: SeekAndFind

Yeh, right! They only “battle it” when they get caught.


28 posted on 12/26/2013 3:16:32 PM PST by SgtHooper (If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.)
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