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Josh Hamilton Interview: Texas Rangers Star Talks Relapse On GBTV (VIDEO)

First Posted: 02/16/2012 12:08 pm Updated: 02/16/2012 12:08 pm

Josh Hamilton Interview Relapse
Josh Hamilton talked about his relapse in an interview on GBTV.

Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton appeared on Wednesday’s episode of "The Glenn Beck Program" on GBTV and spoke with guest host Dr. James Robison in his first interview since his recent relapse with alcohol.

The 2010 American League MVP told Robison, who is also Hamilton's pastor with Christian ministry LIFE Outreach, that he's going to "one-on-one" counseling sessions and discussed how he's handling the latest incident differently than his publicized relapse in 2009.

"This time it's not just, 'OK, it happened, we'll move past it and maybe it won't happen again,'" said Hamilton. "We want to find out why it continues to happen. Whether it's things in my life -- stress, home things, whatever the case -- those things might be a trigger."

Earlier this month, the 30-year-old told reporters during a news conference at Rangers Ballpark that he had a "weak moment" in late January and ended up having "three or four" drinks at a Dallas restaurant.

Speaking with Robison, Hamilton emphasized the importance of his faith and how he needs to be more connected with his family in order to avoid such relapses.

"Instead of focusing on the relationship with my kids, my relationship with my wife, being a good husband and father, and those are all things I strive to do," he said. "But so much stuff was locking me up and holding me back from moving forward and really growing and being good in those things, that I didn't realize were inside me and holding me back."

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