Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith on Addiction: I Was Spiritually Bankrupt


By David Konow

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Fellow Chili Pepper Anthony Kiedis is also grateful for his recovery, saying “It keeps me working towards change, it gives me the desire for change.”

For the Trap Set, a podcast dedicated to drummers, Red Hot Chili Peppers skinsman Chad Smith has opened up about his battles with drugs and alcohol, and how he finally got sober.

Before quitting, Smith lost his driver’s license for two years in the late eighties for drunk driving, and even went to jail for a 30-day sentence in 1986 for hitting someone with his car. “Twenty-six days,” he says, “because you get one day a week off for good behavior.”

Smith added that his first marriage fell apart because of his addictions as well. “I just wasn’t ready,” he says. “As long as I kept being an addict with drugs and alcohol—I liked cocaine…click here to continue reading