9 Celebrities And Their Sobriety Stories

Follow Jamie Lee Curtis and other celebrities who’ve bravely shared their sobriety journeys, inspiring others to seek recovery.

“One day at a time” is more than just a cliche for Jamie Lee Curtis. 

Recently, she took to Instagram on February 3, sharing a black-and-white snapshot of herself. She proudly displayed a ring engraved with the inscription, “JLC Twenty Five.”

This ring symbolizes a remarkable milestone—Jamie Lee Curtis has officially been sober for 25 years.

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Jamie Lee Curtis marks 25 years sober

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In her heartfelt caption, Curtis quoted her old friend Adam. She expressed that within her, there’s a newfound sense of calm, serenity, and purpose, accompanied by the comforting realization that she is not alone in her journey.

She acknowledges the shared struggle against addiction and extends a supportive hand to all those grappling with similar challenges.

According to Today, Curtis has been candid about her battle with addiction. It began in the late 1980s when she was prescribed painkillers following minor plastic surgery for her eyes.

Reflecting on those hard times, Curtis revealed to People in 2018 that she was inadvertently ahead of the curve of the opiate epidemic. She endured a 10-year struggle marked by secrecy and deceit.

Solidarity in recovery

Curtis isn’t the only celebrity to openly embrace sobriety. Fellow stars have also shed light on their own journeys towards recovery. 

According to Addiction Center, their willingness to share their stories fosters a sense of solidarity. It also serves as a source of inspiration for others navigating similar paths. 

The impact of celebrity narratives on sobriety cannot be overstated. Their influential platforms magnify the message of hope and resilience.

Here are some notable celebrities who have bravely shared their stories of sobriety:

Tom Holland

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Tom Holland, best known for his role as “Spider-Man,” opened up about his decision to become sober during a podcast appearance. 

Following a revelatory Dry January experience, Holland recognized his dependency on alcohol and embarked on a six-month sobriety journey. This ultimately brought him profound happiness and fulfillment.

Robert Downey Jr.

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Robert Downey Jr., another Marvel superstar, has grappled with addiction throughout his career. 

According to The New York Times, despite facing numerous legal challenges in the late ’90s, Downey Jr. has since prioritized his sobriety. He emerged from his struggles, a real testament to resilience and personal growth.

Daniel Radcliffe

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Daniel Radcliffe, renowned for his portrayal of Harry Potter, confronted his alcohol addiction upon transitioning from the magical world of Hogwarts to reality. 

In a candid interview with Uproxx, Radcliffe revealed his post-“Potter” struggles and the pivotal role that sobriety has played in his life.

Ben Affleck

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Ben Affleck, an Oscar-winning actor, has been transparent about his ongoing battle with alcoholism. 

According to Us Weekly, despite setbacks, Affleck remains committed to his journey of recovery, acknowledging the unwavering support of his peers in Hollywood.

Brad Pitt

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Brad Pitt, known for his illustrious acting career, has also grappled with alcohol dependency. 

In a candid interview with GQ, Pitt reflected on his decision to quit drinking and the profound impact it has had on his life.

Kristin Davis

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Kristin Davis, famous for her role in Sex and the City, has maintained sobriety for over three decades. 

According to Tru Healing, acting served as a beacon of hope for Davis, motivating her to overcome her struggles with alcoholism.

Naomi Campbell

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Naomi Campbell, an iconic supermodel, has openly discussed her battles with addiction. 

According to Vogue, joining Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous, Campbell has embraced sobriety as a means of reclaiming her life and inspiring others to do the same.

Ashley Judd

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Ashley Judd took to Instagram and shared a series of photos to mark her 18 years of recovery. She captioned the post, inviting others to celebrate this milestone with her.

She expressed gratitude to the compassionate individuals at Shades of Hope who reached out to her when she felt lost, offering healing and a deeper, more beautiful life as time went by.

Judd emphasized that there’s always a path to peace for everyone, regardless of whether their loved ones change, acknowledge problems, or seek help.

She reassured others that thriving in their own lives doesn’t betray their loved ones but instead offers them hope.

In response to a question asking if her recovery was from alcohol or drugs, Judd replied, describing it as “unresolved childhood grief – a broken heart.”

This illustrates that recovery isn’t limited to substance abuse; it can also free individuals from emotional trauma.

Indeed, recovery encompasses more than overcoming addiction to substances; it can also mean healing from deep emotional wounds.

Bravery in addiction

These celebrities don’t just share stories; they give hope to those fighting addiction. Their journeys show how sobriety can change lives, and how being part of a community helps in healing. 

As Jamie Lee Curtis marks 25 years sober, her journey reminds us that recovery happens “one day at a time.” 

Banner photo via Instagram @jamieleecurtis.

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