When you think of Miley Cyrus, you may remember her Disney Channel days of Hannah Montana. You might also remember her outrageous interviews and tumultuous relationships that put her in the spotlight for things other than her music and acting career. With everything that was portrayed in the media, one thing that she made loud and clear was her drug and alcohol use, especially marijuana.
She was well-known for celebrating 4/20, the day that stoners around the world unite on April 20th at 4:20 pm to consume marijuana together. With her reputation as a known user of drugs and alcohol, no one could have guessed that sobriety would be in her future. In recent interviews, Cyrus has opened up about her sobriety and why she chooses a sober lifestyle.
As a result of abandonment issues, she decided that sobriety would be the best decision for her to make. Her mother was adopted, and her dad, Billy Ray Cyrus, had to endure his parents’ divorce at the age of three, which put abandonment at the forefront. She made the realization that her family had generations of addiction and mental health issues that could genetically affect her well-being.
After a vocal surgery, she had four weeks of a vocal rest that included her not being able to sing, talk, drink alcohol, or smoke. All of this revealed to her that she needed to look at the past and how she was feeling in the present moment to see how much of a difference her sobriety had changed her life.
According to Miley’s interview with Variety magazine in June, she had six months of complete sobriety of not drinking or smoking marijuana. She had been living a sober lifestyle for approximately a year with the concern that she may no longer have fun. She realized the stigma of no fun was not a reality because she is confident that she “is fun no matter what.”
Miley also concluded that waking up hungover made a big difference in her personal life and being sober made her less groggy on the days she needed to focus on her career. Miley Cyrus said, “The thing that I love about it is waking up 100%, 100% of the time.”
She also asks, “Why am I the way that I am? By understanding the past, we understand the present and the future much more clearly.” What a beautiful step in the recovery to move away from the cessation of mind-altering substances. Being introspective and proactive in learning family history and adding measures to keep up with a sober lifestyle is a bold statement. Keep up the excellent work, Miley! We are rooting for you!
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