The journalist Guillermo Favale recalled the night of lack of control that led him to get away from drugs: “Someone could have died”
Journalist William Favale was one of the guests this Saturday at ph we can talk (Telefe) and moved viewers with a strong story about his fight against addictions. Also, He recalled the hinge night in which “someone could have died” and in which he decided to end consumption, something that he managed to sustain until now, according to his testimony.
At one point in the show, Andy Kusnetzoff He proposed that those who have lived with excesses take a step forward, and they did Ronnie Arias and Favale himself, to the surprise of those present. After the story of the radio announcer, the driver of argentinian live (C5N) admitted, “A while ago I wouldn’t have taken this step forward and wouldn’t have counted that, because I never counted it.” And he clarified: “Actually, I recently revealed this part of my story that is very painful for mewhich confronts me with a fragile side of my personality”.
Favale explained that there are pains that have no form, no face, no name and surname. In short, they have no definition and are difficult to face. “Life hurts me a little more, I don’t know why”, The journalist said and said that at some point he started looking for a solution so that things hurt less. That was when drugs came his way. “For a long time it served me, I didn’t take it into account, nothing stopped me until later, life takes care of putting you in your place. And I had to reconsider the blows and deconstruct myself, as they say now. Understand myself, know what was happening to me, turn that story around and turn that into something positive, ”she maintained.
The C5N driver assured that he was already able to identify, after a long time, what was “the monster” that was stalking him, as he defined it, and assured that he has been in a situation of “absolute stability” for eight years. “Once I was able to identify that monster, the other thing stopped being a problem because I was able to take care of it. Anyone facing this situation today probably can’t identify what his real problem is. In fact, the word addict comes from there, which he cannot speak of. But sometimes he can’t talk because he doesn’t know his monster,” he said.
Kusnetzoff asked him how he won the fight with that monster, and Favale told him that with a lot of work and with a lot of love. “When you go into loser, when luck runs out, if you want to call it luck, a lot of people disappear, and it disappears dramatically. He disappears in a way where he crosses the street, he disappears in a way where he doesn’t pick up the phone. And suddenly, some that you thought didn’t love you, actually didn’t get close to you because you didn’t want them to get close, because you kicked them out only because they told you the truth, or what you didn’t want to hear. When you’re in a position to listen, they end up being the people who help you out of situations like these”, assured the journalist.
After going through support groups, psychologists and psychiatrists who pushed him to stay sober for a while, Favale hit rock bottom on a night that could have been tragic. “There was a click that was a night that I never told anyone, except my psychologist, because everything happened,” he revealed and recounted that day that marked a before and after.
“It started at 8:00 p.m. and ended at 7:00 a.m. In that period, she went through everything, everything, everything. When I got back home, my kids were sleeping with Regina (her ex-partner) in bed and I moved them into her bed. While that was happening, remembering where she came from, what had happened, that night something very serious could have happened, I said: ‘This is the last time’ or ‘it was the last time’. And it was the last time”, he remarked. He immediately called another psychologist, who was not his at the time, and told him about his situation. “We started seeing each other every day and that was the last time,” he insisted.
Andy asked for more details about that fateful night, and Favale explained that there were from alcohol and drugs, to a car at maximum speed, among other things. “It’s a night someone could have died, quietly. It started out as fun and it went from everything later, with an act of irresponsibility on my part. Then I realized that I was very lucky. Many people appear on the front page of the newspapers for a second of difference, or two, or three. It did not happen, the second was in my favor. Matchpoint, the little ball hit the net like this and fell to the other side. If it fell to this side, today it was not here, the news would have been different, ”he sentenced.
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