Tererai Mugwadi: I’ve been battling alcoholism for 14 years.
Tererai Mugwadi was speaking at a drug and substance abuse social influencers’ meeting attended by Health and Child Care deputy minister John Mangwiro.
Describing herself as a “functional alcoholic” Mugwadi said the negative stories about her published in the mainstream media and vicious attacks on social media saw her opting for isolation, although she found solace in prayer and meditation.
“I am a living testimony of a functional alcoholic which once caused me to suffer from minor epilepsy syndromes and I have been battling with it for the past 14 years,” she said.
“The media has managed to be a hindrance in my life with the negative issues that continued to come out which contributed to a series of insults in my inbox and I ended up isolating myself. However, I ascribed to meditation and praying more which really helps a lot.”
A functional alcoholic is an individual who manages to maintain the appearance of success despite their alcohol addiction.
Mugwadi said she had been working with children interested in music and helping them produce their work, but some parents did not want her to associate with their children because of how alcohol and drug abuse have been associated with the music industry.
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