Darryl Strawberry and former Oklahoma State men’s basketball coach Sean Sutton were featured in Tulsa World May 2, 2014, in an article covering how the two men bared their souls to a rapt audience Thursday, May 1st at First Baptist Church of Broken Arrow, describing their personal battles with addiction and expressing a message of hope and recovery at Night of Hope Tulsa.
In the article, Darryl Strawberry speaks about how fame can affect a an individual in recovery from drugs and alcohol;
“Strawberry, who signed with Oklahoma State out of Crenshaw High School in Los Angeles before the New York Mets drafted him No. 1 overall in 1980 said fame can make recovery difficult.
“It’s hard enough to get clean and focus on one day at a time,” Strawberry said. “But then every time you look up, there you are on the front page of the New York Post or the back page of the Daily News, and they’re talking about, ‘You’re a loser.’ That’s real hurtful.”
Strawberry said addiction “went through my family like a tornado, my wife and kids.” His message is about accepting one’s failures, then accepting help to overcome them.”
To read the article in full visit, Tulsa World’s website.