Cheryl Burke reveals she attended her first Alcoholics Anonymous meeting and ...

Cheryl Burke reveals she attended her first Alcoholics Anonymous meeting and ...
Cheryl Burke reveals she attended her first Alcoholics Anonymous meeting and ...

Dancing With the Stars' Cheryl Burke is struggling with her sobriety and 'confessed' that she 'feels like drinking again' in a revealing new YouTube video.

After eschewing traditional 12-step programs for private therapy to help her maintain her sobriety, after more than two years without drinking, Cheryl finally attended her first Alcoholics Anonymous meeting.

The 37-year-old feels it is empowering to be able to 'confess' the challenges of staying sober and told GMA that she wanted to speak out before 'God forbid I relapse.'

Being honest: Dancing With the Stars' Cheryl Burke attended her first Alcoholics Anonymous meeting after more than two years of sobriety and 'confessed' that she 'feels like drinking again'

Being honest: Dancing With the Stars' Cheryl Burke attended her first Alcoholics Anonymous meeting after more than two years of sobriety and 'confessed' that she 'feels like drinking again'

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On YouTube, Cheryl told viewers that rather then check into rehab or participate in a 12-step program she quit drinking nearly three years ago with the support of her long-time therapist.

However, recently, she's been feeling triggered and wanting to drink more. She turned to sober pal, Backstreet Boy AJ McClean, who brought Cheryl to her first AA meeting. 

'I needed help, I knew that if I didn't take that step forward to be a part of Alcoholics Anonymous, I don't know … I don't know if I'd be sitting here today with you,' she told GMA.

Adding: 'The thought of having to be with a new group of strangers in a way really ate me alive. But I've realized that I needed to be able to hear other people's stories, other people who struggle with alcoholism and addiction.'

'I needed help, I knew that if I didn't take that step forward to be a part of Alcoholics Anonymous, I don't know … I don't know if I'd be sitting here today with you,' she told GMA.

'I needed help, I knew that if I didn't take that step forward to be a part of Alcoholics Anonymous, I don't know … I don't know if I'd be sitting here today with you,' she told GMA.

'I needed help, I knew that if I didn't take that step forward to be a part of Alcoholics Anonymous, I don't know … I don't know if I'd be sitting here today with you,' she told GMA.

Her decision to be so candid with the struggle is due in part to finding strength in not feeling like she is dealing with her addiction alone. 

'It is extremely powerful to be able to confess and to do so before anything, God forbid I relapse,' Burke told the morning show. 'But I just needed something more to help me feel like I'm not alone.' 

The professional dancer first decided to ditch booze after her engagement party back in 2018. It was a recent trip to Hawaii with her husband, actor Matthew

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