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Natalie Portman really is as nice as she looks. Her good girl brand really does hold up when you start digging into her backstory. Natalie did get drunk a few times in college, but nowadays she doesn’t drink at all.
Natalie has said that she’s worried about young people growing up in a time when all of their drunken mistakes can be recorded and shared on social media.
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Russell Brand has dealt with addiction issues for most of his life. He struggled with drug addiction for years, and he was arrested twelve different times for drug-related offenses.
Brand has been sober since 2003. He’s also a vegan, and he practices transcendental meditation. Talk about a turnaround.
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At one point in time, Tom Cruise was known for his drunken public outbursts. Thankfully, Tom decided to give sobriety a try. Now he’s calm, cool, and collected— well, most of the time.
Tom also follows a vegetarian diet, and because of his interest in Scientology, he stays away from drugs. Drugs are forbidden in the Scientology community.
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Dax Shepard is outspoken about his sobriety and his experience in Alcoholics Anonymous. He knows that anonymity is part of the AA process, but he’s chosen to break his own anonymity to help others.
Dax isn’t anti-alcohol or anti-drug, though. He thinks those substances are great for people who can handle them.
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Eva Mendes went to rehab for substance abuse in 2008 at Cirque Lodge in Utah. She hasn’t touched alcohol since then. She spoke about how proud she was of people who have the fearlessness and determination to face their demons and get better in an interview, calling the situation ‘life or death’.
Obviously, rehab worked for Eva.
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George W. Bush stopped drinking in 1986 when he was 40 years old. Before then, Bush was arrested once for drunk driving and once for disorderly conduct.
In his autobiography, Bush wrote, “I am a person who enjoys life, and for years, I enjoyed having a few drinks. But gradually, drinking began to compete with my energy. I’d be a step slower getting up. My daily runs seemed harder after a few too many drinks the night before.”
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Stephen King struggled with alcohol and drug addiction for a long time. He’s said that he can barely remember writing a few of his books. In the 1980s, his family organized an intervention.
King went to rehab in the late ’80s and he’s been sober ever since.
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John Travolta and his wife, Kelly Preston have both decided to lay off the sauce. Is that still a euphemism for drinking? I guess so.
Both John and Kelly report feeling happier and healthier now that they’ve committed to a life of sobriety. Being sober may not be a very Danny Zuko thing, but it is a John Travolta thing to do.
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Despite frequently being cast as a person who has a problem with drinking, Gillian Jacobs has never had an alcoholic beverage in her life. There’s a history of addiction and alcohol abuse in her family, so Gillian decided to forgo mind-altering substances altogether.
She says she never feels like she wants a drink, and she can have plenty of fun without alcohol.
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James Franco is known for playing a stoner in movies and on TV, but in real life, Franco has been sober since he was 29. Over ten years of sobriety later, James Franco is doing better than ever.
He thinks that alcohol majorly affected his mood and even caused him to spiral into clinical depression.
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Although Ben Affleck was never a full-fledged alcoholic, he went to rehab in 2001. His father was an alcoholic, and he wanted to take some preventative measures.
Affleck has been sober ever since. Sometimes, the best offense is a good defense, you know?
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Eminem used to rely on drugs and alcohol to give him a little extra confidence while he was performing. After he got sober in 2008, he had to readjust to performing without mind-altering substances.
I guess sober Slim Shady is the real Slim Shady.