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Diego, in touch pa rin sa counselors ng rehab

February 26, 2024 Vinia Vivar 122 views

Hindi ikinahihiyang aminin Diego Loyzaga na sumailalim siya sa pagpapa-rehab dahil sa kanyang mental health problems.

Sa panayam ni Boy Abunda kay Diego ay isa ito sa kanilang mga napag-usapan.

“I will not be a hypocrite in front of you and in front of our audience. I did go to rehab, definitely. I wanna be an advocate for mental health. I’m so happy, I have this platform now,” saad ng aktor.

“Para lang ma-explain ‘yung pangyayari or nangyari sa nakaraan, sa past ko kung bakit ako umabot sa rehab. I was very, very depressed.

“I was on the brink of suicidal, and I will not deny that substances had a part to play with my mental state. They don’t help, eh. Hindi siya nakakatulong.”

In-acknowledge ni Diego ang kanyang problema at pumayag na magpa-rehab.

“If you’re already a person with the problem, meron kang pinagdaraanan, and, you know, there’s other substances, other factors that are pulling you down, it’s a hard pit, crawl out of, and so nag-rehab ako. I got out. I, for a time, could counsel people,” he said.

“But, in saying this, hindi ko sinasabi na, ‘I’m sober.’ Because once you have a sip of alcohol, it’s counted as a relapse. So, relapse ka na,” aniya pa.

Kaya naman patuloy pa rin umano siyang nakikipag-usap sa kanyang mga counselor.

“But every single day, I still talk to my counselors. Every single day, I’m still in touch with, my kuyas, we call them kuyas and ates from my rehabilitation, and they still monitor me. All the time. I’m always still very open with them,” saad ni Diego.

Kung babalikan ang kanyang buhay sa rehab for eight months, ayon sa aktor, napakahirap.

“Like I said, hindi ako iyakin na tao. Pero ngayon, kung balikan ko ‘yung isang araw ko du’n sa loob ng rehab, maiiyak talaga ako.

“It was so difficult inside. You go back to that. I go back to that pain. I go back to that pain. You know, it was eight months until I saw the moon, it was eight months until I got to see the sun, ‘yung nakalabas ng rehab.

“I’m not shunning my rehabilitation, I owe them my life. Pero, you’re kind of trapped inside, eh. Hindi ka makakalabas, until you get to meet your family again, and that was the saddest, that was the saddest thing.

“Until it makes you realize kasi, there’s a purpose, eh. They take everything away from you, so you appreciate all the things that are given back when you get to go out and it broke me, you know?” he said.

Aminado ang aktor na talagang malaki ang nagawa ng pagpapa-rehab niya to make him a changed person.

“When I explained it to my dad, ‘yung mga ginawa ko sa loob, ‘yung mga pinapagawa sa akin, I learned from each and every single thing that we had to do inside, and it changed me as a person, it changed me as an actor.

“Yes, it made me deeper as a person. Pero again, I’m not saying I’m perfect,” he said.

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