Why These 8 Celebs Got Sober

These celebs get real about their addiction.

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Don’t drink? You’re in good company. Nearly one-third of adult Americans don’t drink alcohol, including some Hollywood VIPs. Some celebrities become sober after overcoming addiction, while others decide that booze isn’t their thing and isn’t adding anything good to their life.

With the holidays around the corner, which means there will be many drinks flowing, it’s the perfect time to check with those celebs who are sober.

1. Bradley Cooper

The “A Star is Born” star-director, who plays the hard-drinking role of Jackson Maine in the film, first spoke about his battle with substance abuse and recovery in 2012.

“I was so concerned [with] what you thought of me, how I was coming across, how I would survive the day,” Cooper said at the time, who got sober at 29. “I always felt like an outsider. I realized I wasn’t going to live up to my potential, and that scared the hell out of me.”

2. Chrissy Teigen

The celeb model and author shared with Cosmo last year that she was, “point blank, drinking too much.”

“I got used to being in hair and makeup and having a glass of wine,” she told the magazine. “Then that glass of wine would carry over into me having one before the awards show. And then a bunch at the awards show. And then I felt bad for making kind of an ass of myself to people that I really respected.”

3. John Mayer

The Grammy winner recently opened up to Complex magazine about getting sober two years ago after attending Drake’s 30 birthday party and “making quite a fool of myself.”

He told the magazine, I looked out of the window and I went, ‘OK, John, what percentage of potential would you like to have? Because if you say you’d like 60, and you’d like to spend the other 40 having fun, that’s fine. But what percentage of what is available to you would you like to make happen? There’s no wrong answer. What is it?’ I went, ‘100.’ ”

4. Jamie Lee Curtis

The “Halloween” star shared last month that sobriety changed her life.

“As soon as I got sober, which is 20 years coming up in February, everything changed,” she said. “Because it was a big, big acknowledgment that I could not do all of the things I was trying to do.”

5. Brad Pitt 

The star told GQ in 2017 that he gave up alcohol because was “boozing too much.”

He told the magazine, “It’s just become a problem. And I’m really happy it’s been half a year now, which is bittersweet, but I’ve got my feelings in my fingertips again. I think that’s part of the human challenge: You either deny them all of your life or you answer them and evolve.”

6. Naomi Campbell

The supermodel revealed that she gave up drinking alcohol to Life & Style magazine in 2013.

She said, “Not drinking makes me a lot happier.”

7. Daniel Radcliffe

The “Harry Potter” star opened up about his sobriety back in 2016. Admitting that he had been drunk at times while filming the legendary franchise, he told the Telegraph, “There is something in any person who drinks in a way that’s clearly not good for them, something that is attracted to that chaos. I change when I’m drunk. I’m one of those people who changes.”

8. Lena Dunham 

The “Girls” creator shared last month that she’s six months sober after misusing the anti-anxiety medication Klonopin.

“Nobody I know who are prescribed these medications is told, ‘By the way, when you try and get off this, it’s going to be like the most hellacious acid trip you’ve ever had where you’re f—– clutching the walls and the hair is blowing off your head and you can’t believe you found yourself in this situation.’ Now the literal smell of the inside of pill bottles makes me want to throw up.”

Adding, “I still feel like my brain is recalibrating itself to experience anxiety. I just feel literally on my knees grateful every day.”

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