The son of Rat Pack member Peter Lawford describes himself this way, because hes managed the rare feat of quitting drugs AND staying clean and sober.
It hasnt been easy. In 2001, he was diagnosed with Hepatitis C, in part, because he exposed himself to many risk factors during his wild days back in the 1970s and 1980s.
Lawford hasnt had the disease since 2002 and now educates others through the Hep C STAT! (Stop, Test And Treat) campaign, which can be accessed at www.hepcstat.com.
He says there are lots of misconceptions about the disease even with doctors. In fact, he knows one man with Hep C who couldnt get a dentist to remove a tooth because the doc incorrectly feared hed contract the disease.
Despite having a rough time with drug addiction in the past, Lawford considers it one of the great gifts in his life.
As he puts it, It gave me awareness, understanding and a cause.
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