On July 1, 2011, I ended up in a room with tubes and wires hooked up all over my body. There was a little machine beeping that showed my vital signs. It was my first day of rehab. I had been drinking every single day for eight months. I had just been released by a team in the Southern Pro Hockey League. I had no money, no hope. My dreams were effectively over. All I wanted, at that point, was to be a normal person again.

I remember opening my eyes. The ceiling was blurry, and my body ached, and I thought, How the f*** did this happen?  Read Scott Darling’s full story here:  https://www.theplayerstribune.com/scott-darling-goodbye-chicago/