Timeline: February 5, 1990
Darryl Strawberry committed himself to the Smithers Alcohol and Drug Treatment Center. Close friends and business associates denied Strawberry had a substance problem.
“I guess everyone has his own tolerance level, but I wouldn’t dare call Darryl an alcoholic. Obviously, they think he has a problem. I’ve never really seen Darryl drink excessively. I’ve never seen him drunk. . . . Maybe he just wants to cut out drinking, period.”
It marked the beginning of his long, hard personal struggle including substance abuse, solicitation, child support, sex addiction, cancer, depression, etc.