White Sox Rookie Sensation Nicky Delmonico Beat Addiction On Way to Majors


By David Haugh

Original Source: chicagotribune.com

Arriving on the grounds of the Sundance Center in Scottsdale, Ariz., Nicky Delmonico knew taking the first step through the rehabilitation facility’s doors was the reality he had to face if he ever hoped to fulfill his dream.

Delmonico was a 22-year-old addicted to Adderall, the attention-deficit disorder drug he had been prescribed since high school. And without undergoing 45 days of treatment in February 2015, the rookie White Sox outfielder knows he never would be enjoying one of the best debuts in team history now.

“I knew if I was going to get back into baseball, I needed to get myself right,” Delmonico, 25, said Tuesday. “I dug down deep. Not only did I learn about the medicine and what it was doing to me, but I had to figure out what was going on in my life and get back…click here to continue reading