Alcohol abuse is a problem that many men and women face every year, but that does not mean it is impossible to give up alcohol or live without the drink. There are celebrities who have shown that it is not necessary to drink alcohol and they enjoy a successful lifestyle.
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Blake Lively, the star of Gossip Girl, admits that she has never been a big drinker. Instead, she prefers to enjoy gourmet foods and lives a healthy lifestyle.
When she took on the role of a heroin addict, Jennifer Hudson admitted that it was particularly hard because she has never had an addiction and has never used drugs or drank alcohol.
Kerry Washington has played a memorable character in “Scandal”, but she admits that she does not drink alcohol or have any of the character’s other bad habits. She feels that alcohol is nothing more than empty calories that she does not need.
Although the comedian did use drugs and drink alcohol when he was young, he has also been outspoken about his experience with recovery. He has been sober and drug free for more than 10 years.
Edie Falco is another celebrity who has given up alcohol and maintained sobriety for a long period of time. She has been in recovery for more than 20 years and does not drink alcohol.
Kristen Davis has played the “good girl” role on television and it is a reflection of her real life. The actress gave up alcohol when she was 22 because she felt it would hinder her career goals.
Jada Pinkett Smith is a celebrity who gave up alcohol when she realized she had a problem. Her method of giving up on alcohol was to stop drinking completely. She has been alcohol free for more than eight years.
Kim Cattrall is another television celebrity who does not drink. She has stated in interviews that alcohol gives her headaches, so she prefers to enjoy shopping and fashion instead of drugs or alcohol.
Matthew Perry spent time in rehabilitation to overcome an addiction to prescription medications and he has been drug and alcohol free since that time.
Country-music star, Keith Urban, has been sober for several years. Although he did drink when he was younger, he has been sober for more than six years.
Tyra Banks may be known for her fashion sense, but she has stated that she never used drugs and does not drink alcohol.
Tobey Maguire stopped drinking alcohol at 19 years old and he has not touched alcohol since his teen years.
The television actor admitted to an alcohol addiction when he was in his 20s, but has been sober for more than 10 years since he realized it was ruining his acting career.
Rob Lowe is a celebrity who is an inspiration due to his dedication to sobriety. He gave up alcohol more than 23 years ago after spending time in rehab. He has stated in interviews that he felt it was the right time for him to seek treatment.
Country singer, Tim McGraw, admitted that he gave up alcohol when he realized that it was impacting his relationships with his daughters.
Celebrities are often noted for their outrageous behaviors, but many are also an inspiration regarding the possibilities and solutions that are available. While some celebrities have never been big drinkers, other have given up alcohol and maintained sobriety for years by seeking help or recognizing that they had a problem. It is possible to give up alcohol.