Achieving sobriety is a difficult challenge for individuals, including celebrities such as Brad Pitt, Zac Efron, and Lucy Hale.
They all faced challenges with alcohol abuse and decided to live a sober teetotal lifestyle.
1. Zac Efron
The actor stopped drinking in 2013 after a brief stint in rehab.
‘There was a moment when my morning routine was, like, Get up and Google yourself. But that stopped, dramatically and instantly, probably three years ago,’ Efron said.
‘I realized that viewing yourself through other people’s pictures is not living your own life. I wasn’t really being myself. A lot of my hobbies had gone out the window. I couldn’t skateboard or surf for fear of being followed. Crossing the line of fear is what leads to greatness.’
2. Brad Pitt
The star recently revealed how he is ‘committed’ to being sober after he spent a year and a half in Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) after his divorce from actress Angelina Jolie in 2016.
‘I had taken things as far as I could take it, so I removed my drinking privileges,’ Pitt told the New York Times in September. 2019.
On his experience of attending AA, he said: ‘It was actually really freeing just to expose the ugly sides of yourself. There’s great value in that.’
3. Lana Del Rey
In 2012, she discussed her struggles with drugs and alcohol as a teenager.
‘I was a big drinker at the time,’ she said. ‘I would drink every day. I would drink alone. … I knew it was a problem when I liked it more than I liked doing anything else.’
Lana ended up leaving school, and she entered the program for drug and alcohol addicts in Brooklyn.
4. Lucy Hale
In an interview she made in 2017, the Pretty Little Liars actress admitted that she had given up alcohol and had ‘no interest’ in the Hollywood party scene.
‘I’m just always trying to surround myself with better people and be the best version of myself possible. I know it sounds obnoxious to hear people say that, but why not?’ she added.
5. Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck went to rehab in 2001 and later opened up about his sobriety.
‘I have completed treatment for alcohol addiction; something I’ve dealt with in the past and will continue to confront,’ he wrote. ‘I want to live life to the fullest and be the best father I can be.’
In February 2020, he shared: ‘I was sober for a couple of years and then I thought, “You know, I want to just drink like a normal person and I want to have wine at dinner.” And I was able to for about eight years.’
6. Demi Lovato
The former Disney Channel star recently celebrated her five-year anniversary of sobriety on in 2019.
‘I’m so proud of myself, but I couldn’t have done it without my higher power (God), my family, friends, and everyone else who supported me,’ Demi wrote.
7. Bradley Cooper
Bradley Cooper battled with addiction to alcohol and painkillers. He became sober at 29-years-old.
8. Jada Pinkett Smith
Jada Pinkett Smith has been sober for almost 20 years. She used to find herself drinking two bottles of wine on the couch every night.
9. Eva Mendes
The actress started rehab in 2008 and has been sober ever since. In one interview, she said: ‘I am proud of people who have the determination and the fearlessness to actually go face their demons and get better.’
10. Naomi Campbell
The supermodel gave up drinking around 2012 after she joined Alcoholics Anonymous. She found herself in the spotlight for assault and other alcohol-induced antics.
‘The time between 1998 and 2005 was especially bad,’ Naomi revealed in 2010.
‘During that time, I avoided looking in the mirror, because I didn’t like the person who was looking back at me. To be honest, there were times I thought I wouldn’t survive. I used to have a lot of problems. Amongst others, I drank too much, so I joined Alcoholics Anonymous to get and stay sober.’