23 Feb 10 Sober Celebrities You Should Know
It seems that TMZ or the magazines in any supermarket checkout line enjoy letting us know when a celebrity has a substance abuse problem, or they’re going to jail for a DUI, or even Celebrity Rehab. But what doesn’t get enough attention are the sober celebrities who are reaching out to spread hope about their recovery in order to help others achieve it. It can sometimes seem like every famous person is struggling with some sort of addiction, according to headlines, but in reality, addiction touches the lives of everyone, in one way or another. The only difference is that sober celebrities and celebs who aren’t so sober tend to be in the spotlight with a global audience where every move they make are being watched and judged. This “spotlight” can put a damper on the healing process from their addictions, but for the sober celebrities who were able to make it out the other side, it becomes a powerful tool to spread a message of hope to those who are still suffering. Here are 10 sober celebrities who are all about spreading hope for recovery from addiction.
10 Sober Celebrities
“I’ve done just about every drug possible. Coke, heroin, ecstasy, LSD, everything. The worst effect, for me, was pot. I felt silly and giggly, and I hate feeling like that.”
“I think of myself as someone who has no desire, use for or conscious memory of that life. And yet I don’t shut the door on it, and I don’t pretend it didn’t happen.”
“I was living alone, and I think I was really freaked out. I drank a lot. I think it was more to do with going out in public and having a battle within me of thinking no, I can have a totally normal life.”
“If I continued it, I was really going to sabotage my whole life.” “I don’t drink or do drugs anymore,” he told People recently. “Being sober helps a great deal … I remember looking at my life, my apartment, my dogs [when I was still using], and I thought, ‘What’s happening?’”
“13 years clean today. Thanks for all your messages of love. Anyone can get clean, one day at a time.”
“I had a Sprite bottle filled with vodka and it was just nine in the morning and I was throwing up in the car and this was just to get on a plane to go back to LA to the sober living house that I was staying at.”
“There is no way I would be where I am today if I had not gotten the help I needed. I would drink everything and do any kind of drug. I was a completely different person. After 5 rehabs, I finally got the point.”
James Franco has been sober since his high school days, where he found himself getting into trouble under the influence of alcohol and drugs. “There’s just no need to drink booze or smoke marijuana.”
Eminem has been sober since April or 2008, and has even released an album titled “Recovery” that is filled with lyrics about his ups and downs in addiction, treatment, and life in recovery.
“Jada, I think we’ve got a problem here. I was raised in poverty with a drug-addicted mother and grandmother, but thankfully I turned my life around.”
Sober Celebrities Want YOU To Get Help
Getting help may seem like a terrifying task, but it’s rather simple. All you have to do is ask for it, and you shall receive it. Talk to someone you know or reach out to a loved one. You matter and your new life is waiting for you. No matter how hard your struggles may be, the grass IS greener on the other side. The fear of asking for help is heard and understood, but not asking for it means that you are slowly killing yourself due to your addiction. Call for help today.