Jesse James' Daughter Now In Recovery, Like Her Dad

Jesse James' Daughter Now In Recovery, Like Her Dad

By McCarton Ackerman 06/04/13

The reality star confirms his daughter's rehab stint, and reveals he's 13 years clean.

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Motorcycle entrepreneur and reality TV star Jesse James has revealed he is 13 years clean, after confirming that his teenage daughter entered treatment for drug addiction earlier this year. Eighteen-year-old Chandler James spent the month of April at an inpatient facility and is "out now and in recovery, actively participating in a 12-step AA program," says James. The story leaked after Radar Online posted a video and photos of Chandler inhaling crystal meth off a piece of aluminum foil at a party earlier this year, while sources told the website that she used to inhale keyboard cleaner to get high. "It is an open secret here in Austin that Chandler and her friends party hard and get wired," said the source, "It was getting pretty out of hand. If she didn't get help, who knows what could have happened?" After confirming the reports, James has revealed on Facebook that he is in recovery himself, and has been clean for 13 years. "Everything always seems to come to a head the closer it gets to getting another year clean,” he writes, “But I always see the light at the end of the tunnel." He also urges other struggling addicts to get help: "If you guys gals know somebody that struggles with drinking or drugs or any kind of addiction please just help them, don’t judge them. Just give them help. Most times that’s all they need." In 2010, James checked into rehab for undisclosed reasons after his marriage to Sandra Bullock fell apart due to reports of his infidelity.

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McCarton Ackerman is a freelance writer and editor living in Portland, Oregon. He has been a contributor for The Fix since October 2011, writing on a wide range of topics ranging from medical marijuana in Colorado to the world's sexiest drug smugglers. Follow him on Linkedin and Twitter.

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