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These Celebrities are Stone Cold Sober, and For Good Reason

Alcohol has become such an integral part of today's pop culture, that people sometimes forgot how destructive alcohol can be. Alcohol is the most harmful substance in the US, accounting for the most deaths per year. It is no wonder why some of your favorite celebrities have had struggles with substance abuse or won't even touch the stuff! Whether it's by conscious choice or by necessity, these celebrities are stone cold sober, and all of them have their individual reasons.

Daniel Radcliffe

In an interview with The Telegraph last year the Harry Potter star discusses his long road to sobriety throughout the later years of filming the famed film franchise that led to his feelings now toward the substance. "It’s lovely. I barely think about it [alcohol]" he explained.

Jada Pinkett Smith

This Sex and the City star was quoted in a passage by Marie Claire U.K.expressing how she didn't think she would make it past the age of 30. Davis admitted "I realized it was not going to end well. I got into the acting program, it was very challenging, I was hungover and I wasn’t doing so well in my classes. I thought, “Do you know what? It’s going to be one or the other. I can’t really have both.”

Ewan McGregor

"I came to my senses when something in my brain went, 'What are you doing?'" the Scottish actor recalls of the time he danced for Iggy Pop in his dressing room that led to his decision to leave alcohol behind.

Jim Carrey

The decision for Preston to quit alcohol and drugs arose when she wanted to focus more on her personal happiness as well being a better mother to her two children. Preston explains “Now I don't drink anymore. I don't smoke anymore. I don't do drugs anymore. All of those come with an 'anymore.' I used to do everything and a lot of everything."

Robert Downey Jr.

The Iron Man star openly talked about his battle with substance abuse in his 2014 Vanity Fair cover story, revealing that he has now been sober for over 10 years.

Kim Kardashian West

Despite misleading advertisements on her Instagram, Kim Kardashian West stays away from alcohol altogether. Her sister, Khloe Kardashian, was quoted in an interview with Elle last year mentioning "Kimberly does not drink alcohol whatsoever. Pregnant or not, she's just never been into it."

Sarah Silverman

The comedian and actress expressed her dislike for alcohol in a red carpet interview at the 2014 Emmys where she tells E!'s Giuliana Rancic, "I don't drink because it gives me a stomach ache," and further explaining "I try all the time, it looks good and I feel like I would have fun being drunk, but I have a Jewish stomach.”

50 Cent

The rapper and actor told Piers Morganin an interview that although he dabbled in selling drugs in his early years growing up to survive, he never actually took drugs or drank alcohol because it just didn't agree with him.

Bradley Cooper

The actor discussed his sobriety in his GQ cover story back in 2013, explaining that at the age of 29 he felt “if I continued it, I was really going to sabotage my whole life.”

Lana Del Rey

In the singer's 2012 Women of the Year profile by British GQ, Lana explains that she struggled with alcohol addiction for most of her early teenage years, finally getting sober before she turned 20 and after moving to New York City to pursue her music.

Tyra Banks

According to Forbes, the supermodel once made a statement about her sobriety to her fans: “I feel like I’ve been very lucky because i don’t really have an addictive personality. I’ve never had any drugs, and I had a little taste of alcohol when I was 12 years old, but that’s about it.”

Brad Pitt

The actor opened up most recently in his GQ Style cover story this year about the struggles he has faced with alcohol addiction in the past. When asked about his experience going cold turkey, he simply explained “I didn’t want to live that way anymore.”

Jennifer Lopez

The singer and actress told Instyle back in 2003, "I think it ruins your skin" in regards to drinking alcohol or smoking. Lopez also explained "Of course, during celebratory toasts, everybody's like, 'You can't toast with water!' So I'll toast with alcohol and just take a sip."


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Pharrell Williams

Pharrell Williams has been open about living the sober lifestyle for quite a while now, telling Paper Magazine, "Everybody else can do what they want, but that stuff isn't for me," back in 2004.

Kristin Davis

This Sex and the City star was quoted in a passage by Marie Claire U.K.expressing how she didn't think she would make it past the age of 30. Davis admitted "I realized it was not going to end well. I got into the acting program, it was very challenging, I was hungover and I wasn’t doing so well in my classes. I thought, “Do you know what? It’s going to be one or the other. I can’t really have both.”

Christina Ricci

In a 2008 cover story with BlackBook, the actress revealed "I went through a normal kind of late teens, early 20s drinking, but it was a choice I made, because I didn’t think it was very good for my life.”

Naomi Campbell

In an exclusive interview with Life & Style back in 2013, the English supermodel and actress explained, “I gave up drinking alcohol,” also revealing, “Not drinking makes me a lot happier.”

Leona Lewis

In a candid interview the singer revealed, “I don’t drink—I hate the taste of alcohol. When my debut single [Bleeding Love] went to No.1, I celebrated with non-alcoholic champagne.”

Lucy Hale

The Pretty Little Liars actress told Instyle earlier this year that her decision to embrace the sober life all started when she decided to chop off most of her hair into the cute bob hairstyle she has now. "I tried really hard to be the social butterfly," the actress said after years of trying to find her place in the Hollywood party scene

Jack Osbourne

The reality TV star made it clear that he has been sober for almost fifteen years now after sending out a celebratory tweet in 2013 marking the anniversary of his sobriety.

Rob Lowe

After receiving the Spirit of Sobriety award in 2015 for celebrating 25 clean years, the actor credited most of his success to his wife, Sheryl Berkoff. In his acceptance speech, Lowe explained “She inspired me to get sober. She’s put up with my defects of character as they call it. In sobriety the lessons keep coming if you’re lucky enough to be along as long as I have."

Calvin Harris

The Scottish DJ revealed in a interview with BBC that despite his career choice that is more often than not surrounded by partying, he has forgone consuming alcohol for the better. Harris expressed "I stopped drinking because it actually was making me ill. It was affecting my brain in the worst way."

Eva Mendes

The actress entered rehab in 2008 and has been sober ever since. She opens about substance abuse addiction in her Interview cover story that followed that same year.

Ben Affleck

While the actor has continued to struggle with his alcohol addiction over the years, Afleck opened up earlier this year on his Facebook page in a post where he admits to completing treatment again in order to be the best father that he can be. The actor even brought a sober coach to the Oscars this year for support.


The rapper struggled with his addiction to alcohol for many of his teenage years before getting sober at the age of 25. He explained in a interview with MTV, "The thing that pulled me back was knowing that I wanted to be a musician, and that if I wanted to do this I had to get sober."

Russell Brand

The English comedian and actor has been publicly open about his addictions for quite some time now, celebrating 14 years of sobriety at this point. Now he sets out to help others who have also faced the same struggles in his new book Recovery: Freedom from our Addictions, available for pre-order now.

Blake Lively

Our favorite Gossip Girl star revealed in her Allure cover story back in 2012 that not only does she not drink alcohol but that she's also never touched drugs. The actress explains "It's just something that I genuinely don't have a desire for."

Kendrick Lamar

In his 2013 Rapper of the Year profile with GQ, it was revealed that Lamar doesn't drink alcohol or do drugs, despite many of the lyrics in his songs. The rapper grew up in a household of substance abuse and would rather be an advocate for those living in sobriety.

Andy Murray

The British tennis player told the Daily Record that he easily gave up drinking alcohol in his late teenage years, explaining "I always wanted to see how far I could go in the sport. I didn't want to do anything to jeopardize that."

Mike Posner

The singer publicly announced why he stopped drinking alcohol in a tweet back in 2015 that was linked to a tell-all article on the subject. Posner explains his messy pattern of addiction throughout the excerpt, noting "I decided I couldn’t let alcohol rob me of enjoying my life’s special moments."


The famed rapper and now actor has been living the sober life for quite some time now, despite the temptations that come with living the stereotypical lifestyle of a rapper.

Matthew Perry

One of our favorite Friends stars has been honest about struggling with his alcohol addiction for many years now. The actor even opened up one of his former homes to act as a sober living space for others who are also struggling with addiction. Perry is happy to admit now "the best thing about me is that if an alcoholic comes up to me and says, 'Will you help me stop drinking?' I will say, 'Yes. I know how to do that.'”

Dane Cook

The famed comedian was quoted in a GQ feature back in 2014 that he doesn't drink or smoke and even went as far to demand that those with a drinking problem seek help in a controversial Facebook post.


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Gerard Butler

The Scottish actor struggled for years with addictions to both drugs and alcohol before seeking treatment. Now 20 years later, Butler is still embracing the sober life.

Kat Von D

The famed tattoo artist and beauty entrepreneur announced her continued sobriety after years of drug and alcohol abuse with a celebratory Instagrampost this past July.

Chris Martin

The lead singer of Coldplay admits the band indulged in a party phase early on in their career, but now Martin himself completely embraces the sober life.

Kelly Preston

The decision for Preston to quit alcohol and drugs arose when she wanted to focus more on her personal happiness as well being a better mother to her two children. Preston explains “Now I don't drink anymore. I don't smoke anymore. I don't do drugs anymore. All of those come with an 'anymore.' I used to do everything and a lot of everything."

Kathy Griffin

The comedian explained in a interview with Marlo Thomas that ever since she experienced a choking incident with beer when she was eleven years old that she's been turned off to the substance ever since.

Jennifer Hudson

Despite many that indulge in the Hollywood party scene, Jennifer Hudson can confidently say "I've never had a drink in my life." In an interview with Chelsea Handler, the singer and actress explained, "I’ve never been interested. Nobody ever believes it.”

Colin Farrell

The Irish actor opened up about celebrating 10 years of his sobriety on Ellen recently after years of previously struggling with his addiction when he first got to Hollywood. Farrell also admits his coping mechanism: "Now I do a bit of yoga, I like a nice hike and I drink dragon nasal juice."

Edie Falco

The Nurse Jackie star has been sober for almost 25 years now, admitting that the support of her friends and family is truly what has helped her the most.

Joe Manganiello

The Magic Mike star revealed that he didn't have much choice but to get sober in an interview with the Huffington Post. Manganiello recalls the struggle he went through before getting sober: “I was homeless, careless and broke with no career, so yes, it was worth it [to get sober].”

Keith Urban

The country music star struggled early on in his career with his substance abuse addiction upon entering the Nashville music scene. Urban credits his wife, Nicole Kidman, for helping him the most with maintaining his sobriety.

Gillian Jacobs

Despite many of the roles the TV and film actress has played in the past, Gillian Jacobs revealed on Jimmy Kimmel Live! that she's never had a drink in her life and doesn't plan to.

Samuel L. Jackson

After struggling with mixed substance abuse in the '70s and '80s when he was entering the acting scene in New York City, Jackson realized he needed to get clean if he wanted to be serious about his career. The actor admits that sobriety truly enabled him to get inside of playing a character in a deeper way.

Tim McGraw

The country music star discussed his road to sobriety on Ellen where he recalled how he made his decision to change his ways back in 2008: "I think it's a personal choice—when it gets to the point where you think it's affecting you adversely and it's affecting your relationships."

Tobey Maguire

The Spiderman star has been open about his sobriety in many interviews, telling The Guardian "I stopped consuming any mind-altering substances when I was 19 years-old. And I've been abstinent since then."

Eric Clapton

The English guitarist struggled with his alcohol addiction for much of his early career. After the birth of his son in 1986, Clapton made the decision to truly get sober and has continued to live in sobriety ever since.

Kelly Osbourne

The British media mogul struggled with her alcohol and drug addictions the most when her parents, Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne, were experiencing life-threatening illnesses in the early 2000s. Osbourne has now successfully been living in sobriety for over seven years.

Brandon Flowers

Lead singer of The Killers, Brandon Flowers, revealed that engaging in alcohol use during the early years of the band's success truly helped him to decide which path he wanted to follow when he became a father. Flowers has now been embracing the sober life for much of the later half of his career.

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