While speaking with Jessica More in his cabin, Rob shared that he was celebrating 10 years of sobriety. "I'm really happy," he told the third stew in the above clip. "I'm feeling a little overwhelmed."
Rob then shared in an interview during the episode that he and his mother entered rehab together, and he eventually got sober and left. "And then everything went to s--t," he said.
Rob previously shared earlier this season that his mother struggled with alcoholism and passed away due to liver failure eight years ago. "I wanted to protect her. I wanted to help her. I couldn't. I miss her a lot. That gave me strength, her dying gave me strength to continue, to be sober, to hopefully have a family. Give them what I never had," he said during an interview in the July 6 episode. "So, it gave me power. It gives me strength because I don't want to do that. I don't want to repeat that pattern."
After opening up on Below Deck Med, Rob thanked fans for all of their love and support in a touching post on Instagram on July 8. "Thank you all for the kind words and the love following [the Below Deck Med] episode," Rob wrote. "There is so much more work to be done, no one has it all figured out, we are all learning to do this thing called life. I hope we all find the courage to try and be better people every day and help when you can. Peace and love."
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