Sometimes even the toughest characters need a helping hand when drug or alcohol abuse takes center stage. Now one of wrestling’s greats has decided to make the change and secure a better future.
What Was Wrong with Jon Moxley (Dean Ambrose)?As of Tuesday, November 2nd, Jon Moxley has decided to take a break from wrestling at the AEW and has entered inpatient alcohol abuse treatment. According to news from the AEW, this also meant canceling his entry into the semi-finals of the Eliminator tournament. Despite this, Moxley has received an outpouring of support from fans and fellow coworkers about his decision to enter treatment. Not much is known about former WWE wrestler Jon Moxley’s relationship with alcohol¬– but he is certainly no stranger to other drugs. In his 2021 memoir titled Mox, Jon Moxley talks about trying crack for the first time which he jokingly describes as “like doing a whip-it and eating wasabi at the same time.”3 In an interview on his wife Renee Paquette’s podcast, Moxley shared an anecdote about his drug use as a young adult. When he was in his early 20’s, Moxley would routinely visit his local public library¬–reading copious amounts while high on cocaine and speed. Interesting as these insights are, neither of them really explain Moxley’s abrupt decision to enter treatment. One possible outlet for Jon Moxley’s drinking problem may have been his frustration with the WWE. As he states in his memoir:
“There was a time I thought I’d be a lifer with WWE, but this whole place has gone FMAD, and I feel like I’m the only one who can see it…I tell Renee, while sipping on my third stiff drink…I had been talking about leaving for months and my mind was long made up, but when I was in a bad mood or three drinks in, I would feel the need to reaffirm it for some reason, as if I suspected she didn’t believe me.”
Drug abuse has long been an issue for professional wrestling. As Moxley mentions in an interview on the Dan Le Batard Show, past generations of wrestlers have struggled with drug addiction, but he believes the newer guys will turn the page.1 After all, addiction is no joke. Past greats like Eddie Guerrero, Rick Rude and several others have lost their lives due to complications with drug addiction, while others survived but were unable to thrive due to their substance abuse issues.
Jon Moxley has allowed me to share with you that he is entering an inpatient alcohol treatment program. Jon is a beloved member of the AEW family. We all stand with him and Renee, and all of his family and friends, as he shifts his focus to recovery.— Tony Khan (@TonyKhan) November 3, 2021
Last Match of Jon Moxley/Dean AmbroseEven though Jon Moxley doesn’t have a scheduled date to jump back in the ring, a pre-taped match from October 17th for NJPW Strong Showdownwas aired for fans on the November 27th. The fight was a match-up between Suzuki-Gun and Lance Archer vs Moxley and Eddie Kingston.2
What is the Inpatient Facility Where Jon Moxley is?Little is known about the location, name or nature of Moxley’s treatment. All we know is that he has booked himself into an inpatient alcohol and drug rehab center. This was confirmed earlier this month by AEW Co-President Tony Khan over twitter with Moxley’s permission.
How to Choose a Detox Center?If you, like John Moxley are thinking about entering drug rehab, here are some ways to ensure that you can find a detox center that is right for you.
- Determine Your Needs – Choosing a rehab program that is a good fit is important because everyone has different needs. Consult your doctor, phone your local detox center, do some research and spend some time reflecting on what you are looking for in a program before locking a date down.
- Evaluate Your Budget – Once you finish your research, you should have a pretty good idea of what treatment should cost. You should next determine whether you need insurance to help covercosts. Inpatient treatment is more expensive and seldomly covered by insurance but may be necessary for those with severe substance abuse issues.
- Medical vs Social Detox – Depending on the nature of your addiction, standard medical detox might not be necessary, but that doesn’t mean you should stay home. Alternatively, social detoxes are safe and monitored programs for people who wish to detox without medication. If you have been abusing substances for a long while or have chronic health conditions, it may not be safe to detox without medication or proper medical support. In such an event, a medical detox program could be a safer bet.
What is The Best Way to Detox from Drugs and Alcohol?As mentioned previously, no detox treatment is a one-size fit all. Ultimately, the best way to detox from drugs and alcohol is to find a quality program that offers services that are right for you. With that being said,an inpatient detox program with its relapse-free environment, around the clock medical support, and wide range of therapeutic options is considered to be the most effective and safest method of detoxing. Are you, or a loved onetired of letting drug or alcohol addiction consume your life? Call us today at (888) 512-1378. At Eagle Recovery Center, we specialize in several kinds of drug detoxes and can provide a safe residential environment for you to get clean. Citations
- Dedeyne, S. (2020, July 27). Jon Moxley Reveals All About Drug Use in Professional Wrestling. TheMix.net. Retrieved December 1, 2021, from https://www.themix.net/2020/07/jon-moxley-reveals-all-about-drug-use-in-professional-wrestling/
- Perry, M. (2021, November 23). Jon Moxley Announced for First Match Since Going Into Rehab. Ringside News. Retrieved December 1, 2021, from https://www.ringsidenews.com/2021/11/23/jon-moxley-announced-for-first-match-since-going-into-rehab/.
- Roy, B. (2021, November 1). Jon Moxley and that’s Reveals Worst Drug he Used. Wrestling. Retrieved December 1, 2021, from https://wrestling-edge.com/jon-moxley-reveals-worst-drug-he-used/.