When you share that you’re no longer drinking, people might be freaked out by your decision; you may have just thrown a wrench in their search for their own OK-ness, taken away part of their own confirmation of their behavior and lifestyle. People choose to be sober for a number of reasons, from their mental health to medical conditions. Hearing the reasons others chose to go sober can also be comforting and inspirational. So here are 5 celebrities who choose to live an alcohol-free life.
(born Destiny Hope Cyrus; 23 November 1992)
Miley once said that there's a history of addiction in her family, in June 2020 she's been 'sober, sober' for six months."I’ve been sober for the past six months. In the beginning, it was just about this vocal surgery... It’s really hard, especially being young, there’s that stigma of 'you’re no fun' it’s like, 'Honey, you can call me a lot of things, but I know that I’m fun'." Also, she added that she doesn't miss hangovers either. "I don’t want to wake up feeling groggy. I want to wake up feeling ready."
(born London; 23 July 1989)Bravely speaking about how she drank alcohol and took drugs to fill a void as a teenager, Demi said on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, "I got sober at 19. Demi has regained her sobriety and says she's happier than ever following her engagement to Max Ehrich and relationship with God.
The Harry Potter star explained this his drinking problem stemmed from feeling lost in life. Speaking about his decision to go sober, he said it felt "weird" to give up alcohol at such a young age, but that he was "very, very happy" about it. "But I will always be fascinated and frustrated by the question of, 'is this something that would have happened anyway or was this to do with Potter?’"
(born New Mexico; 20 August 1992)
Bravely speaking about how she drank alcohol and took drugs to fill a void as a teenager, Demi said on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, "I got sober at 19. So I got sober at an age where I wasn't even legally allowed to drink. My core issues are abandonment from my birth father as a child... So when left, they totally played on that fear, and I felt abandoned. So I drank. And that night I went to a party, there was other stuff there. And it was only three months before I ended up at the hospital with an OD." Since that one relapse, Demi has regained her sobriety and says she's happier than ever following her engagement to Max Ehrich and relationship with God.
(born Oklahoma; 18 December 1963)
On attending AA meetings, he told The Times, "You had all these men sitting around being open and honest in a way I have never heard. It was this safe space where there was little judgment, and therefore little judgment of yourself."
(born née Brown August 25, 1987)
For Blake, it wasn't so much that she gave up drinking, more that she never started. The Gossip Girl icon told Allure magazine in 2012, "I don't drink. I've never tried a drug... it's not like I decided on these strict lifestyle choices and I'm enforcing them. It's just something that I genuinely don't have a desire for."