Resigned U.S. soccer star Abby Wambach admits to driving while intoxicated earlier this year. She says she has been battling her alcohol and drug abuse. Until her arrest in April “humiliated” her enough to change.
The Olympic gold medalist, age 36, says she was “stubborn” and “in denial” about her alcohol and drug abuse for years. After being arrested in Portland, Oregan for a DUI. Which made national news, her way of living changed for the better.
“Sleeping to the pleas from my family and friends, and even myself, to get help. So that night I was humiliated enough to wake up,” she went to say.
The new interview comes along with Abby Wambach’s memoir “Forward,” which details her many personal experiences. The interview including her abuse of pills and liquor, which includes Vicodin, Ambien, and Adderall. Shortly after her arrest, Wambach apologized to her fans on Facebook, taking “full responsibility” for her actions and promising that her “terrible mistake” will never happen again.
She says that she has been completely sober since pleading guilty. Abby Wambach has also begun a program for first-time offenders.
Abby Wambach said “It’s really hard to talk about things when you’re ashamed, and I’m not ashamed about what happened to me anymore because it led me to where I’m at right now. I’m proud of where I’m at.”