“When I got out, I was able to control myself for a while. I wouldn’t take anything for a day or two, and I wouldn’t drink. But I was a binge drinker. When I drank, I drank to excess,” he said. Favre explained that after his second time in rehab, he was completely unwilling to give up alcohol – despite what the medical professionals and addiction specialists advised. They told him that in his case, drinking lead to the use of seriously harmful drugs. He denied this fact and continued drinking. “I remember vividly fighting them in there,” Favre said during the interview. “They said drinking was the gateway drug for me, and they were right, absolutely right, but I wouldn’t admit it. I will never forget one of the nurses. I had it all figured out. I fought with this nurse all the time. I would not admit the drinking problem. At the end she said to me, ‘You’ll be back.’” Eventually, he was right back where he started.