Jack Osbourne, the son of iconic heavy metal singer Ozzy Osbourne, recently celebrated an emotional milestone. The 33-year-old TV personality took to Instagram to announce that he was celebrating 16 years of sobriety. In his Instagram post, Osbourne posted a picture of the Twelve Steps and wrote the following:
“If at 17 someone told me where I’d be at 33 with 16 years of continual sobriety I would have laughed and told you to fuck off. Even though this last year of sobriety was filled with so much pain it all led to some fantastic personal growth. I would love to tell you I managed this by being some kind of spiritual giant who roams the halls of recovery meetings, but it’s not the case. I’m here writing this today sober because of the friends in my life who showed up for me when I needed support the most. I will forever be grateful for all you did. You know who you are. I love you all.”
A Journey of Ups and Downs
Osbourne went into rehab at age 17 due to his addiction to the painkiller OxyContin. In looking back on his experiences in rehab, he stated the following:
“I took myself out of the picture for a second and I looked around at every single person in the room, at who they were, how old they were and what they had going on in their lives. A lot of them were near 30, unemployed, living off their parents. They were heroin addicts, they were the world’s biggest couch potatoes. And it was like, ‘I don’t want to be like that. I don’t want my life to be controlled by a drug… I was really loaded and I just sat on my mom’s bed and said, ‘I am going to go pack my bags, I’m in, I’m ready to go. I want to go, I need to go.”
Osbourne has been public with his sobriety because it is much needed—especially amidst the continued opioid crisis in the United States. He credits his ongoing sobriety to the continued love and support of both family and friends.
His sobriety, however, has been challenging. Osbourne is currently living with MS, and his divorce from his wife Lisa was finalized earlier this year. Despite these obstacles, Jack Osbourne remains strong in his recovery.
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Like many in recovery, Jack Osbourne felt that lasting sobriety was out of reach. Through hard work, determination and the love and support of others, he continues to grow in his recovery and provides inspiration for others. If you are struggling with drug and alcohol addiction, you may feel lost and unsure of where to turn or who you can talk to. Fortunately, Drug Program Rehab Journal is here for you.
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