Therien said he was in a “bad, bad place. I wasn’t so bad after that because I realized I was trying to come to an end. But, again, relapse is, according to them, an important part of the recovery. And February 7, 2011, I hadn’t drunk much before that, but that was the day I said, ‘Okay, that’s it man. You’re going to do this one day at a time, and every morning for about four months I would get out of bed at 7 a.m. I got into the car, freezing cold, and pulled myself towards AA. It was there that I met Rick Halverson, who became like my little brother. He’s an amazing guy. His godfather is Paul Holmgren and my godfather is Rick. Of course there are a lot of guys I’ve played with who’ve been on the show. Paul was pretty open about it, and …
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