Comic and television star Tracy Morgan is very grateful to have beaten his battle with alcoholism because it’s given him a second chance at becoming a better dad. The 30 Rock actor struggled with his addiction for years, but after two arrests for driving under the influence (DUI), he was forced to take on his substance abuse and deal with it. Tracy has now been sober for 18 months but he is admitting it’s a daily battle to stay clean and sober. He says, "I’ve been sober for a year-and-a-half now, and I feel it all. I’m not inebriated anymore. I want to feel the good, the bad and the ugly. I want to remember it all. I couldn’t do that when I wasn’t sober. What I have learned over the years is to try to stay in the moment. I want to feel it all because I’ve realized nothing lasts. I’m not perfect but I strive for it. I take it one day at a time, but if you can get it to one hour at a time, I’m good." The star is also giving credit to his three sons - Gitrid, 23, Malcolm, 21, and Tracy, Jr., 17, with giving him the motivation to kick his habit. Morgan tells, "I deal with my sons like young men. If they have a problem with something, they come to me. I am the type of dad that will drop everything I am doing for them, and always tell them to talk to me about it. I’m not (as) crazy as you’d think. They have grown to be respectable young men that (sic) are funnier than I could ever be."
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