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Stone Sour's Josh Rand reveals struggle with alcohol and Xanax addiction

Courtesy of Roadrunner RecordsEarlier this year, Stone Sour announced that guitarist Josh Rand wouldn't be joining the band on their winter tour in order to enter a "treatment center." The announcement didn't share any specifics regarding his condition or the facility, but Rand has now revealed that he's been struggling with alcohol and Xanax addiction.

"My high anxiety and desire to feel comfortable in my own skin over the years led to an alcohol and Xanax dependency," Rand writes in a Facebook post. "That along with aggression issues made me feel miserable and I just could not continue to live that way."

"Thankfully, with the support of my band, family, and friends I was able to come home and seek help," he continues.

Rand says he's currently "doing well, but still a work in progress."

"I want to sincerely thank all of you for your thoughts, prayers, and positive words," he writes. "It means a lot to me."

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posted : April, 16th by Music News From ABC News Radio - Active Rock