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Cases of former Kings Jarret Stoll and Mike Richards put spotlight on NHL drug policy

Cases of former Kings Jarret Stoll and Mike Richards put spotlight on NHL drug policy

For NHL enforcer Brian McGrattan, rock bottom wasn't turning into a shell of a person, ravaged by drug and alcohol use, locking himself in a dark room for two days and turning off his cellphone to shut out the world.

Nor was it the final "four-day bender," closing in on seven years ago, events lost forever in a cloud of substance abuse during a hazy spree.

It might have seemed to be the morning he woke up and made a tearful phone call to his mother, the emotional decision to get help. But that also was not the lowest point.

"Rock bottom is when you decide to stop drinking," said McGrattan, who played in eight games with the Calgary Flames last...

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