Mayor of New York’s Daughter – Doing Drugs?

    December 24, 2013
    Tina Volpe
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The New York Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio’s 19 year old daughter, Chiara de Blasio, has explained to the world in a YouTube video released today, Christmas Eve, about her struggles with drugs, alcohol and depression most of her life.

Rumors have been circling the city about possible substance abuse for months with her father’s campaign doing constant damage control.

Explaining her struggles as “bartering for equally bad outcomes,” Chiara said: “I’d be like, ‘Oh I won’t drink, and then I would just like smoke weed, and then I would be like, ‘Oh, I’m not going to smoke weed, and then I’d just drink,” Chiara says in the video.

Ms. de Blasio said she had sought treatment for her struggles and had gone to a group therapy treatment center in New York.

“Getting sober is always a positive thing. And it’s not easy. … It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done. But it’s so worth it,” Chiara says directly to the camera, as somber music plays in the background. In it, she talking about her clinical depression and use of marijuana and alcohol.

In a statement, Bill de Blasio and his wife Chirlane called their daughter’s decision to share her story “courageous,” and noted that the holidays can be particularly difficult times for people struggling with the issues she did.

“As parents, our instinct has been to protect our daughter and privately help her through a deeply personal struggle,” the de Blasios said. “But not only has Chiara committed to her own health, she is also committed to helping young people everywhere who face similar challenges.”

Image via Wikimedia Commons

  • Yep

    I am an old man and I will probably die soon. Before I do, let me impart some wisdom.

    Walk down to your local prison and look, one-third of the people there are innocent. Most people who go to prison are just poor and they can’t defend themselves. Yes, there are guilty people but there are also many many many innocent people.

    Go to any city and go to parties. There are lots of drugs, sex, and prostitution. The people buying all that are the rich and people in positions of power and authority. Politicians, judges, lawyers (DAs), and law enforcement. They will never go to jail because they would be the ones to investigate themselves.

    Before you think that small town America is any better, remember this. The smaller the town the larger their secrets. Small town law enforcement is the worst. How do you think small town officials acquire so much property and land over the years? Why do you think they will spend hundreds of thousands of dollars for positions that pay 40,000? They know they will make much more money on the side.

    This is not all of America mind you. But more than you can imagine. Sorry to say. It is more than you could ever imagine.

    Pray for the souls in prison because many of them might just be more innocent than people you respect in society. In fact, I know they are. Why do you think the first person Christ took to heaven was a prisoner? Christ was convicted before a kangaroo court and he saw first hand what happens.