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Scott Stapp’s last drink was in 2011.

“I’m an alcoholic and an addict in recovery. I’m very allergic to alcohol. Every time I drink it I break out in handcuffs and end up on the six o’clock news. I’m proud to be in recovery. I’m proud to say that I work a program along with my faith and I meet daily with others who are in recovery. I give my time and service in helping others who are suffering from addiction. I live with the philosophy, one day at a time. I’m sober now and I can do anything in 24 hour increments.”

Stapp has committed himself to sobriety. He shaved his head, as a way to prove his “changed” personality. He said “I wanted my wife to perceptually and visually see me as changing, that I was not what I used to be.”

Now sober, Stapp says his new meds are getting up and running five miles a day. He can take comfort in his faith and enjoy the love of his family: wife, Jaclyn and three children.

Scott Stapp and Recovery

Now following a program of recovery, Stapp says he struggled with his relationship with God because of his upbringing. Stapp grew up in a very religious household because his stepfather was a Pentecostal minister. When punished, he would be forced to copy passages from the Bible. And worse. His stepfather was also physically abusive towards him, and on several occasions even broke his nose. This was all done in the name of God, according to Stapp.

Scott Stapp, Music Bio

Stapp is a founding member and lead vocalist of the American hard rock band Creed.

The band released their debut album My Own Prison in 1997 to mainstream success, selling over six million copies. Four singles were released from the album: “My Own Prison,” “Torn,” “What’s This Life For,” and “One.” Each of these songs reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, becoming the first band to do so with a debut album. The album was then followed in 1999 by Human Clay, which was an immediate success and certified diamond and eleven times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

Scott Stapp, Solo Artist

Last year the ex-Creed front man published a deeply personal memoir called ‘Sinner’s Creed’ that revealed his fundamentalist upbringing, battles with addiction and eventual rediscovery of his faith. Stapp also has a new record coming out November 5, which he entitled Proof of Life as a testament to life after addiction.

“There was a time when I thought that my life had become a waste and I’d made such a mess but I found that this mess I had made in my life, through my relationship with God, turned into a message and that it wasn’t all lost.”

At his lowest point, Stapp fell from the penthouse of the Delano Hotel in Miami. He thanks God there was a ledge about four stories down because, he says, “I shouldn’t have survived that impact. I talked about that scenario in a song called Give Me More.”


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