By David Konow
Original Source: thefix.com
“I hit an emotional bottom early on, and I’m grateful. I was lucky,” said the lead singer.
Los Angeles-based punk band Social Distortion hit their 40-year anniversary, and lead singer/founder Mike Ness is lucky to be here to enjoy it.
Ness had his battles with addiction and hardship as a young punk—tough experiences that he chronicled in his music—but he cleaned up his act when he was 23, and has been sober for 34 years.