Hamilton Hopes Latest Relapse Was The Last

SURPRISE, AZ (AP) – Slugger Josh Hamilton says he’s in a much better place emotionally and spiritually the past three weeks. He heads into spring training with the Texas Rangers encouraged since beginning both solo counseling and sessions with his wife following an alcohol relapse late last month.

Outside the Rangers’ clubhouse Friday, Hamilton held a Bible, recited a half-dozen verses that have influenced him recently and said he will no longer throw a “Band-aid” over his addiction and communication issues but rather look for a long-term solution. He says, “I don’t like continuing to make mistakes, it jumps up and bites me.”

Yet Hamilton acknowledges he is in for a lifelong battle. He says he also understands why the Rangers have tabled contract talks.

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(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • There is No God

    How about dealing with your problems with drinking and drugs instead of hiding behind the bible? All this Jesus lovin obviously hasn’t helped.

    • Whitney

      Being a born again christian helped me with my drugs and drinking.

  • altha

    Whitney know it didn’t, that is such a lie for you are anybody to tell. I had a friend did drugs and was so ashame to be around anyone I talk to her over-and over nothing did any good. One day she just put it all down and been clean for over 10+yrs. and didn’t go to Church. It’s something you want to do for yourself being a Christian have nothing to do with it.

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