DDP Yoga Intern On Jake Roberts’ Sobriety, The “Accountability Crib,” & More
On the progress of Jake “The Snake” Roberts: “I want to make it clear that Jake is a year clean off of cocaine. However, he recently had a problem with alcohol that we documented on YouTube. Since then, I’ve been going on the road with Jake as an accountability partner. I keep him accountable to himself. We’re a tag team on addiction. Food is my addiction, and (Jake and I) help each other.”
On getting involved with DDP Yoga: “In 2008 I was going to meet DDP at a convention in NJ. I was 290 lbs at the time, and I was one of the first people to sign up for the YRG program (the former name of DDP Yoga, “Yoga for Regular Guys”) My mom sent an email to Dallas and he actually responded back to me personally. I was one of the first 10 people to do YRG and I lost 110lbs.”
On moving into DDP’s “Accountability Crib”: “I fell off the wagon after a bout with depression and gained most of the weight back. Depression is real. I was originally approached to come and live here with Jake, but I was in a funk (and said no). Then I saw that Scott Hall moved in and it really impacted my life; I reached out to DDP on facebook and let him know that Scott Hall inspired me to (overcome depression) and that I lost 20lbs. DDP called me and asked me to move into the Accountability Crib and work with him as an intern, and the rest is history.”
Check out the complete interview online at VOCNation.com.