Probably many still envy Olympic winner, Michael Phelps, for what seems his charmed life. His version of that life is different. Here is the coverage in the Daily Mail.
Because of his more than a decade struggle with boozing, he told "Today" he wanted to die. In 2004, he received his first DUI. In 2014, his second. But it wasn't until last summer that he decided to do something about the problem.
That included 45 days inpatient rehab and Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). His commitment is not to drink again until after the summer Olympics in Rio. He may or may stay off the sauce for ever, he says. He hasn't gotten that far. And AA doesn't require it. All Phelps has to do is not drink for that day.
Lawyers who have had their own dark night of the soul with alcohol can understand Phelps' suicidal ideation. Once alcohol becomes a must-have, fun is impossible. Chasing a drink just becomes work.