On Wednesday’s premiere of the 15th season of The Real Housewives of Orange County, Braunwyn Windham-Burke announced she was an alcoholic.
Throughout the show in the past, her heavy drinking was a topic that was brought up frequently with co-stars.
On the premiere, Braunwyn said, “I don’t know if it’s divine intervention. I don’t know. But for the first time in my life, I can say, ‘My name is Braunwyn and I’m an alcoholic.’” Braunwyn’s alcoholism was so bad that at one point, she didn’t stop drinking for four days during a trip to Miami. She says that she had to take a shot every hour in order to stop the shakes. It seems like Braunwyn showed signs of alcohol withdrawal. She went on to say, “I was drinking so much, I was scared I was gonna die.” After watching herself on TV, she realized that things needed to change.
Braunwyn Windham-Burke’s Sobriety
The journey to sobriety isn’t always easy. During the first stages of Windham-Burke’s sobriety, she said that she was “scared she wasn’t going to be fun anymore” and that her life was going to be boring. Despite her worries, the 42-year-old says that she is having way more fun now. As of today, Braunwyn is 260 days sober!
Some might have been shocked when Windham-Burke announced she was an alcoholic, but we are so happy that Braunwyn received alcohol addiction treatment and took the steps to make a change in her life. Now that Braunwyn is 9 months sober, she is able to live a happy and healthy life in recovery. Alcoholism can be successfully treated with medical care and support from a drug and alcohol treatment center.
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Alyssa is Banyan’s Director of Digital Marketing & Technology. After overcoming her own struggles with addiction, she began working in the treatment field in 2012. She graduated from Palm Beach State College in 2016 with additional education in Salesforce University programs. A part of the Banyan team since 2016, Alyssa brings over 5 years of experience in the addiction treatment field.