Rob Lowe is celebrating 31 years of sobriety and he’s hoping to inspire others who may be on a similar journey to keep going too.
The Hollywood star who rose to fame as an 18-year-old back in the 80s when he starred in The Outsiders, struggled with alcoholism and drug abuse for some time.
In a post on Instagram, he shares his gratitude for being clean for more than three decades:
“Today I have 31 years drug and alcohol free,” he begins.
“I want to give thanks to everyone walking this path with me, and welcome anyone thinking about joining us; the free and the happy. And a big hug to my family for putting up with me!! Xoxo.”
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In a recent interview with Variety, Rob described the moment he knew he needed help:
“…My mother called me and I could hear her voice on the answering machine. I didn’t want to pick up because I was really, really hungover and I didn’t want her to know. She was telling me that my grandfather, who I loved, was in a critical condition in the hospital and she needed my help. And I didn’t pick up. ”
He also confessed to carrying around a therapist’s business card for a year before actually reaching out for help.
In January this year, he told Sunday TODAY with Willie Geist, people who are struggling must want to get help.
“Unfortunately no one an get healthy for their job or for their relations or because of their court case or because of mom or dad or sister or brother. They can only do it when they want to do it.”
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