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Old 03-31-2019, 08:43 AM
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So many sober celebs that I enjoy!

I like comedians so for me:

Bobby Lee, Craig Ferguson, Chris Hardwick, Marc Maron, Russel Brand.

Craig Ferguson tells this fantastic story that always brings a tear to my eye:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kI-BhQGwDO8
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Old 03-31-2019, 09:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Epictetus View Post
Before starting and letting go of the biscuit in order to get my hand out of the cookie jar.....I typed sober or teetotal celebrities into youtube and I was inspired by The Trump of all people!

His mantra stuck in my head "no drugs, no alcohol, no cigarettes"

Also the common sense truth "once you get hooked on the drugs or alcohol, your life is very hard".

"if you don't ever take it, you'll never get hooked"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=be5nuv-1Ds8
President Trump told reporters on Monday that his sobriety was one of his “few good traits.”

"I'm not a drinker. I can honestly say I've not had a beer in my life. That's one of my only good traits. I don't drink," Trump said, according to ABC News. "I've never had alcohol, you know, for whatever reason. Can you imagine if I had what a mess I'd be?”

His brother was a massive alcoholic and died from it at 42.
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Old 03-31-2019, 09:40 AM
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Originally Posted by MindfulMan View Post
President Trump told reporters on Monday that his sobriety was one of his “few good traits.”

"I'm not a drinker. I can honestly say I've not had a beer in my life. That's one of my only good traits. I don't drink," Trump said, according to ABC News. "I've never had alcohol, you know, for whatever reason. Can you imagine if I had what a mess I'd be?”

His brother was a massive alcoholic and died from it at 42.
Ah good to see you admire the man's self-deprecating humor!

I like his humbleness in the matter too and his stoic attitude.

Were ABC trying to mock him on the matter as if taking what he said literal? Ha some folks can be so small minded and petty don't you think? Even when the man is advocating no drugs no alcohol and no cigs, they'll still try to find a bitchy angle.

Here's the video that you were referring to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHFFfDWJNk0&t=61s
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Old 03-31-2019, 10:28 AM
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James Hetfield was an inspiration to me.
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Old 03-31-2019, 10:40 AM
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I've found a little inspiration from of all people Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino from Jersey Shore. Now I'm in no way recommending this show. I avoided it for years and binged it a few years ago. It's garbage but very funny.

This guy was an alcoholic and drug addict as was most of the cast and completely pulled a 180. He was hated and a total scumbag and has turned into a halfway decent human being. Pretty unbelievable transformation and encouraging that our true selves are usually much more adept at living life productively. Just gotta get out of our own way.

I also look to Chris Hardwick and admire his sobriety. He is very good at what he does and I do not think he would be nearly as effective as a communicator if he drank or used.
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Old 04-01-2019, 08:21 AM
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I always found it helpful to read about celebrities or famous people who don't drink. Reminds me we really aren't all that different. Including the homeless man or woman drinking from a paper bag. If I ever get in that mindset that work, money, material things will make me happy, it's a reality check.

Who knows. There could be a celebrity on SR just working on sober or cheering us on. Just another soul doing their best to live a good life. So if Bradley Cooper is out there... Right on Dude!!
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Old 04-01-2019, 10:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Epictetus View Post
Ah good to see you admire the man's self-deprecating humor!

I like his humbleness in the matter too and his stoic attitude.

Were ABC trying to mock him on the matter as if taking what he said literal? Ha some folks can be so small minded and petty don't you think? Even when the man is advocating no drugs no alcohol and no cigs, they'll still try to find a bitchy angle.

Here's the video that you were referring to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHFFfDWJNk0&t=61s
A broken clock is right twice a day.

But God, my life would have been a lot easier if I'd never started drugs and alcohol.

Hoping your struggles are going better.
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Old 04-01-2019, 11:21 AM
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I would add country and American artist John Hiatt, of Nashville, who has been sober for decades.

Also, Michael McDonald of the Doobie Brothers. He's been sober ~35 years.

The most inspiring to me are Elton John, Eric Clapton (who actually owns or funds Crossroads Treatment Center in Antigua) and Joe Walsh.

I got sober a little after Elton and Eric and a little before Joe.

They all put a great name and face on recovery.

Alongside all of them, though, are the tragedies, like Philip Seymour Hoffman and many others.

To me, AA (and recovery generally) has always been a dichotomy of miracles on the one hand a tragedies on the other.

I suggest that the next thread be about celebrities who need to be clean and sober.

Just kidding.
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Old 04-01-2019, 02:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Epictetus View Post
Ah good to see you admire the man's self-deprecating humor!

I like his humbleness in the matter too and his stoic attitude.

Were ABC trying to mock him on the matter as if taking what he said literal? Ha some folks can be so small minded and petty don't you think? Even when the man is advocating no drugs no alcohol and no cigs, they'll still try to find a bitchy angle.

Here's the video that you were referring to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHFFfDWJNk0&t=61s
Just a note (and a reminder to those who already know) If we start veering into a political discussion this thread will be closed.

https://www.soberrecovery.com/forums...-politics.html

In the interests of this thread's real topic, any further posts about politics may be removed.

please lets focus just on recovery, and recovery examples

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Old 08-11-2019, 04:06 AM
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In the midst of every day drinking I would look @ a sober musician, Kenny Chesney, Keith Urban, & think how do they do it, where do they get the energy? After a year plus sober I get it.
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Old 08-11-2019, 04:52 AM
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PSH played a recovering alcoholic with Meg Ryan in When a Man Loves a Woman
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Old 08-11-2019, 05:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Outonthetiles View Post
Joe Walsh
To add to this here is a link to a song he wrote about his sobriety titled

One Day At A Time:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlfCyHbLdpI
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Old 08-17-2019, 02:01 PM
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Originally Posted by kinzoku View Post
So many sober celebs that I enjoy!

I like comedians so for me:

Bobby Lee, Craig Ferguson, Chris Hardwick, Marc Maron, Russel Brand.

Craig Ferguson tells this fantastic story that always brings a tear to my eye:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kI-BhQGwDO8
Thanks for the Craig Ferguson link. Brought a tear to my eye too when he said everyone knows an alcoholic.
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Old 08-17-2019, 07:29 PM
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Side note: if you haven’t read or listened to Russell Brand’s book on recovery, you should. I highly recommend it. Disclaimer: it’s pretty twelve steppy

Another good one was Nikki Sixx’s Heroin Diaries. Amazing he’s still alive.
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