Today - Season 66

Patricia Heaton, 63, is the latest celebrity to share her inspiring sobriety story. With other celebrities like Demi Lovato and Miley Cyrus coming forward to share their addiction battles… substance abuse is in the news.

The former “Everybody Loves Raymond” star shared the celebratory news on Instagram on Saturday to let her followers know she’s now three years sober.

“It’s July where we celebrate our nation’s freedom, also celebrating three years of freedom from alcohol for me,” she said.



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Heaton decided to finally ditch alcohol when she noticed she was looking forward every night to cocktails, as reported in Parade Magazine.

The actress also mentioned, “I miss it terribly, but at the end of the day, I feel better,” she told the outlet. “There’s an actual statistic that women who were moderate drinkers in their 30s and 40s often become alcoholics in their 50s and 60s.”

“You’re a little bit at sea, and so you reach for the bottle to dull the uncertainty. I sensed that a bit with myself. And as your hormones change, you can’t really process alcohol the same way you did when you were younger. I’ve stopped, and my life has improved significantly,” she told Parade.

Congratulation, Patricia Heaton, on being three years sober!

What bad habits have you ditched lately to improve your overall well-being?

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