“This is a personal, private health issue that the treasurer has addressed and we’re focused on moving forward,” Snyder’s spokeswoman Sara Wurfel said this afternoon.
Motor City Muckraker first revealed Dillon’s trouble with alcohol today. He spent five days in rehab at Brighton Hospital, an addiction treatment center, in January.
People close to the treasurer said his drinking was impacting his performance at work and taking a toll on his health.
Recently divorced, the father of four has been living at hotels and a friend’s house.
His office has declined to comment.
Steve Neavling lives and works in Detroit as an investigative journalist. His stories have uncovered corruption, led to arrests and reforms and prompted FBI investigations.