The Hills Star Jason Wahler Helping Mob Wives Alum Renee Graziano On Her Sobriety Journey

Good news this time for one of our favorite Mob wivesTMZ reports that Renee Graziano of the former Bravo show is in the process of getting professional treatment for substance abuse. While the show aired and in years since, the reality star has opened up about her mental health issues, explaining she’s struggled with addiction since her twenties.

Now, on the road to recovery, she has connected with Red Songbird, a foundation aimed at helping people get support for trauma, mental health and alcoholism or substance abuse. The foundation was founded by singer Hilary Roberts in 2009, who partnered up with The Hills star Jason Wahler in 2019.

Jason, for his part, has his own history of substance abuse issues, with more than 12 arrests under his belt, and visits to 12 different rehabilitation centers. The MTV alum stated in 2019 that at age 18-23 he was a “womanizing alcoholic”. Now dedicated to staying sober, he has made it his mission to help others experiencing similar struggles.

Aware of this and the opportunity to connect the two, Teen Mom’s Dr Drew put Renee in touch with Jason who helped introduce her into the program. The foundation has been a beacon of support for her in her path to wellness. Staying at the facility, Renee has been working on various issues but specifically an addiction to prescription sleeping medication. She is a month sober, having entered treatment in California February 6th. She has no intentions of leaving the program until she feels she is ready.

 

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Renee has identified her addiction issues as rooted in anxiety, depression, and past abusive relationships including sexual assault. She explains that, thanks in part to Red Songbird, she is making steady progress towards a healthier way of living.

Some of the supports the foundation provides are one on one chats with staff and EMDR, also known as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. The intent of EMDR is to allow individuals to process past trauma, within a safe space, with the aim of improving overall coping skills and a shift in potentially harmful perspectives.

The reality star is also receiving therapy, joining processing and wellness groups, anger management sessions, and others mental health resources that she contributes to her overall success and current state.

This is certainly good news, as reader’s may recall, Renee was arrested in January for a DUI after hitting a parked vehicle and rolling over. When asked if the incident had anything to do with her seeking professional help, she said she had already been planning on it. We’re happy Renee is getting the support she needs, and hope the best for her on her continued wellness journey.

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