Many young women worry that if they give up alcohol, they will lose a lot of their friends and their social life will come to a screeching halt. But for those who have overcome alcohol addiction, life just got better – in all aspects. Quitting drinking improves your physical appearance, provides better mental clarity and helps you make better, healthier decisions. And these days, there is much less stigma placed on being sober. In fact, young women are finding they can have an extremely fulfilling and active social life, without relying on alcohol.
Nothing proves that more than these young female celebrities – who are at the top of the entertainment industry and whose names are synonymous with fun, glamour and style. They are also completely committed to sober living. Despite the fact that Hollywood is known for its lavish social-scene and booze-soaked events, these A-list starlets choose sober living – and feel that their life is complete without alcohol.
- Jennifer Hudson: The singer and actress first hit the spotlight on American Idol – and her career hasn’t slowed since. She has acted alongside Beyoncé, reached the top of the Billboard charts and weathered personal tragedy – all without alcohol or drugs. She credits her anti-substance stance with seeing “too many lives ruined” by drugs and alcohol while growing up. “I’ve never had a drink in my life. I’m sober. I’ve never been interested,” Hudson said.
- Blake Lively: Hollywood golden girl Blake Lively has it all: a great career, a marriage to Hollywood heartthrob Ryan Reynolds and a beautiful baby girl. But one thing she’s never had is the need to drink or do drugs to fit in to the scene. “I don’t drink. I’ve never tried a drug,” she told Allure magazine. “It’s just something that I genuinely don’t have a desire for.”
- Jennifer Lopez: Few celebrities have the industry staying power, or the charisma of Jennifer Lopez. Lopez has spent more than 20 years in the spotlight with a resume that includes singing, acting, dancing, as well as successful fashion and perfume lines. Lopez says she prefers life without alcohol and said her sober life makes her calmer, happier and keeps her looking and feeling young.
If you feel that your reliance on alcohol or other addictive substances has taken over your life – or are looking to reassess your relationship with alcohol in a safe, supportive environment – you need Riviera Recovery. Riviera Recovery offers a sober living environment in our luxurious Malibu rehab facilities, allowing you to focus solely on recovery and sobriety. Riviera Recovery’s Malibu treatment center gives young adults the right direction, treatment and tools to embrace sobriety and develop a plan for their future. To learn more about high end sober living in Malibu California, visit the Riviera Recovery’s web site