11 Celebrities Who Revealed They Were Sober in 2021

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Alcohol is a popular method of escape for many Americans. Since it is a legal substance, it is almost always socially acceptable to have a few drinks at home, while out for dinner, or while out on the town. It is readily available at every restaurant, corner store, supermarket, and party. It is no wonder that many celebrities, facing constant public scrutiny and societal pressure, turn to alcohol as a coping mechanism. However, there are numerous celebrities who got sober in 2021. 

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To help inspire your recovery journey, we’ve compiled a list of celebrities who got sober in 2021 or who discussed the challenges of remaining sober. They include:

  1. Adele stated that she stopped drinking to really get to know herself in November 2021. She realized that to truly work on herself after her divorce from Simon Konecki, she needed to stop drinking. Adele also added in a workout routine to keep herself centered.
  2. Josh Brolin announced ten years of sobriety in November of 2021, calling it the “most punk rock sobriety imaginable,” and saying how grateful his family was that he chose to put down the alcohol and live life instead.
  3. Edie Falco spoke with The Guardian in December of 2021, recalling her cocaine and alcohol use throughout her younger years, stating that she no longer uses any substances.
  4. In December 2021, Drew Barrymore revealed on the CBS show This Morning that she stopped drinking two and a half years ago after realizing it was something that did not serve her or her life.
  5. In August of 2021, Kit Harington told The Sunday Times that his alcohol addiction began during the filming of Game of Thrones but really took a turn for the worse once the show ended. He felt shame and trapped in addiction until he went to alcohol rehab. Today Kit states that he realized a leopard can change its spots, which stayed with him about making fundamental life changes.
  6. Tim McGraw recalled a low point of his life, taking a shot at 8 AM before waking the kids up for school, in an essay he wrote for Esquire magazine that was published in August of 2021, stating that it was the help of his loving wife, Faith Hill, that helped him through.
  7. Patricia Heaton, of Everybody Loves Raymond and The Middle, revealed why she decided to stop drinking in an interview on the Heart of the Matter podcast. She said that her drinking became automatic during the evenings and realized that her sons had seen her drink too much after six hours of continuous drinking during her son’s birthday party. It was this moment of humiliation that made her decide to get help.
  8. Proud of her abstinence from drugs and alcohol, Lilly Allen posted multiple selfies on Instagram in July of 2021, holding a chip that stated she was “clean and serene for eighteen months,” with the caption “would recommend.”
  9. Jamie Lee Curtis celebrated 22 years of sobriety in February of 2021, sharing on Instagram that she has taken it “one day at a time.”
  10. Singer, Margo Price, stated in an essay written for GQ that quitting drinking was the “most rebellious thing” she has ever done. Price has foregone apologizing for her past and instead chooses to move forward in life with positivity.
  11. In January 2021, rapper Macklemore said on a podcast that he almost died from substance abuse, but his dad paid for him to go to a 30-day inpatient rehab program that changed his life.

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These celebrities who got sober in 2021 can help inspire others to take action against their addiction. If you need support overcoming drug or alcohol dependence, help is available.

At the Legacy Healing Center, we provide a medical detox program, followed by an integrated inpatient program that includes medical treatment, mentoring by sober coaches, 12-step programs, transition assistance, career services, and nutrition and fitness coaching

We believe that holistic therapies like spirituality, creativity, and meditation help our patients heal in inpatient and outpatient programs. For more information on the services we provide, contact our admissions experts at 888.534.2295 today. We can help you stop drinking safely and effectively to promote long-term recovery.