Cocaine Addiction Reality: Carted Off in Strait Jacket

If you think you’ve really hit the proverbial “bottom” in your battle with cocaine addiction, the new book by “Saturday Night Live” comedian Darrell Hammond might add a bit of perspective.

Hammond, who was particularly popular for his  impressions of Bill Clinton, Al Core and Dick Cheney in his 14 seasons on SNL, reveals that he drank heavily and used copious amounts of cocaine while at the peak of his career on the popular American TV show.

Comedian Darrell Hammond on stage.

Arguably, the most dramatic incident described in his book, “God, If You’re Not Up There, I’m F*cked,” Hammond describes how once was removed from the NBC studio infirmary in a strait jacket and deposited in the psych ward at New York Hospital.

Hammond blames the desire to escape from traumatic childhood memories as well as the professional pressure to be creative for driving him to the extremes of drug and alcohol abuse.

Hammond’s book is due out on November 8, 2011.

Here some additional articles and reviews about Hammond’s book:


‘SNL’ star: I did booze, crack
Filed under: Cocaine Rehab

… of cocaine to my binges … I had to be creative about how I did it without other people catching on or letting it interfere with the work. At least too much.” In 2009, during his 14th “SNL” season, and having gone to rehab once, Hammond relapsed…


SNL’s Darrell Hammond Coming Out with a Drug Memoir
Filed under: Cocaine Rehab

John Belushi and Chris Farley didn’t make it but Darrell Hammond, best known for his political impressions of Bill Clinton and Al Gore, as well as the foul-mouthed Trebek-hating Sean Connery on Celebrity Jeopardy, managed to overcome his addictions…


SNL’s Darrell Hammond recounts lost days
Filed under: Cocaine Rehab

Hammond failed to clean up his act after his hospitalization. In fact, he said, he began chasing his alcohol with “obscene amounts of cocaine” that frequently included trips to Harlem to score crack. Hammond told the New York Post he held no ill…


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