The 30 Rock star struggled with his addiction for years, but after two arrests for driving under the influence (DUI) in 2005 and 2006, he was forced to tackle his substance abuse head on.
Morgan has now been sober for 18 months but he admits it’s a daily battle to stay clean.
He says, “I’ve been sober for a year-and-a-half now, and I feel it all. I’m not inebriated anymore. I want to feel the good, the bad and the ugly. I want to remember it all. I couldn’t do that when I wasn’t sober. What I have learned over the years is to try to stay in the moment. I want to feel it all because I’ve realised nothing lasts. I’m not perfect but I strive for it. I take it one day at a time, but if you can get it to one hour at a time, I’m good.
And he credits his three sons – Gitrid, 23, Malcolm, 21, and Tracy, Jr., 17, with ex-wife Sabrina – with giving him the motivation to kick his habit.
Morgan tells People.com, “I deal with my sons like young men. If they have a problem with something, they come to me. I am the type of dad that will drop everything I am doing for them, and always tell them to talk to me about it. I’m not (as) crazy as you’d think. They have grown to be respectable young men that (sic) are funnier than I could ever be.”.