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Hamilton says he's undergoing a 'makeover'

Posted on: February 15, 2012 10:10 pm
Edited on: February 15, 2012 10:15 pm
 
Josh HamiltonBy C. Trent Rosecrans

For the first time since his relapse, Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton answered questions on Wednesday, speaking with his Pastor, Dr. James Robison, on GBTV.com, the online home of right-wing political commentator Glenn Beck.

Hamilton said he was undergoing a "Josh Hamilton makeover," going to "one-on-one" counseling, as well as counseling sessions with his wife, Katie.

"I'm doing good. I'm well, my family's well. We're taking this as a serious issue," Hamilton said. "I had a slip-up in '09 and moving past that, it was, 'OK, I'm fine. It was one night, everything's over.' We didn't really move back towards what cause me to slip-up, why did I all of a sudden choose to do this? And it happened again.

"This time, it's not just, 'OK, it happened, we'll move past it and maybe it won't happen again.' We want to find out why it continues to happen. It's not on a regular basis, but whether it's things in my life, whether it's stress or home things, or whatever the case may be, those things might be a trigger."

Hamilton said his faith will be the focus of the makeover.

"It's going to be a process," Hamilton said. "I'm not fixed. I'm doing things right a day at a time. I can always use prayer from people."

He spoke about his relationship with his wife and daughters, and that he was concentrating on communicating with them better. He said that's improved since his relapse.

Josh Hamilton
"It has been a special time," Hamilton said. "The communication the last one-and-a-half weeks has been more than there has been in the past eight years. I'm not saying I haven't been communicating but it has been more meaningful communication."

He didn't shy from taking responsibility or having to live in the public eye.

"Thank you to everyone who has been supporting me," Hamilton said. "You guys know my heart, and I think you sense that. Me, personally, I'm going to do everything I can do to break these walls down and become a better man, a role model, and someone your little ones can to and want to strive to be like one day -- a man who is not perfect, but admits to his mistakes and wants to get better."

Here's the entire interview:



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Comments

Since: Oct 17, 2006
Posted on: February 16, 2012 10:33 am
 

Hamilton says he's undergoing a 'makeover'

Good luck Josh. Never stop fighting the good fight.

Easy player to root for.



Since: Sep 5, 2008
Posted on: February 16, 2012 10:30 am
 

Hamilton says he's undergoing a 'makeover'

It's easy to say the right things AFTER you do wrong, and him going out and having however many drinks one night then going home and sleeping it off is really no problem.  The problem comes in because a team, a business, a franchise has invested millions of dollars in him and his abilities, and he is going to ask them after this year to again invest millions into his future and these lapses cause concern and doubt, plus the team has to look out for the rest of the team.  So sorry Josh, this isn't the first time and amy not be the last time you falter, but with that much riding on YOU, a "sorry" it won't happen again......is just a bit weak.  Everyone has faults and everyone does wrong, but in the real world you usually only get one chance, two at the most, you've used up both so........



Since: Dec 18, 2006
Posted on: February 16, 2012 10:22 am
 

Hamilton says he's undergoing a 'makeover'

Listen Josh doesnt need a makeover he is a good guy who made a mistake ..This is out of control .



Since: Jun 1, 2009
Posted on: February 16, 2012 9:49 am
 

Hamilton says he's undergoing a 'makeover'

"Demonic Spirits"  LOL



Since: Dec 9, 2011
Posted on: February 16, 2012 9:45 am
 

Hamilton says he's undergoing a 'makeover'

I agree. I admire the kid for admitting his mistakes and going for help. Good Luck Josh!!!!!



Since: Mar 3, 2008
Posted on: February 16, 2012 9:20 am
 

Hamilton says he's undergoing a 'makeover'

 Why are so many people hating on this poor guy? He admits he was wrong. He never blames anyone or anyting else for his actions. He owns it and continues to work on his problem.
 This is a brain sickness and is much deeper than non-alcoholics or addicts realize.
 Good luck ol' Boy!
 



Since: Mar 30, 2009
Posted on: February 16, 2012 8:54 am
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Since: Apr 11, 2010
Posted on: February 16, 2012 8:51 am
 

Hamilton says he's undergoing a 'makeover'

It must suck to have been addicted to heroin after being the #1 overall pick, have a coproration invest tens of millions of dollars in you, and end up blackout drunk with some tramp in the bathroom at the local bar.

This is the third team to take a chance on Hamilton, it's his problem if he can't fly straight.



Since: Apr 15, 2007
Posted on: February 16, 2012 8:40 am
 

Hamilton says he's undergoing a 'makeover'

AA has changed thousands upon thousands lives.. for the better..it works if you work it
Your sincere belief in its effectiveness unfortunately does not make it so in the realm of scientific effectiveness (ie, the standards against which all medicines and treatments should be measured to determine efficacy).  But what can I say, evidence usually doesn't matter to the credulous and the true believers. 



Since: Sep 17, 2011
Posted on: February 16, 2012 8:25 am
 

Hamilton says he's undergoing a 'makeover'

AA has changed thousands upon thousands lives.. for the better..it works if you work it


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