After a string of arrests, he hit rock bottom. “My addiction drove me to suicide,” he revealed. “Not contemplation — actually attempting suicide — and somebody found me and that’s why I’m still here today. I’m very grateful for that.”
But on July 23, 2010, Wahler cleaned up, and now operates a sober-living facility called Widespread Recovery in Orange County, California. In 2013, he married Ashley Slack, with whom he welcomed daughter Delilah Ray in August.
Earlier this year, Wahler celebrated his sobriety on Instagram with a three-photo collage, which included his old mugshot and a current picture of himself with arms wide open.
The photo, which showcased the National Addiction Foundation’s logo at the top, included the phrase, “You will never know how good it is until you get sober.”