“Hi, my name is Denis…I am an alcoholic and drug addict. »

This is the beginning of a publication published Wednesday morning on the social network X by the Bloc MP, Denis Trudel.

A very emotional and personal text which caused a lot of reaction all day on Wednesday. Trudel highlights her 30 years of sobriety: “December 27, 1993 is the most important day of my entire life. It was the day when, overcome by suffering, I finally made the decision to stop consuming all substances that alter behavior. »

Interviewed on the Midi info show on ICI Première, the federal deputy for Longueuil–Saint-Hubert also recalled that the holiday season is painful for all alcoholics. Among other things, he shared his story to help other sufferers and tell them that it is possible to recover and remain abstinent.

The star actor of the film October by Pierre Falardeau concludes with this appeal: “If you recognize yourself in this story, know that another life is possible. Another path… I still take it every day. It is sometimes very steep. We fall into it sometimes, but it is well worth it. He leads towards you. »