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Country Star Jake Owen Celebrates 2 Years Sober: ‘So Much Better’

Photo from Jake Owens’ Instagram

Country Star Jake Owen Celebrates 2 Years Sober: ‘So Much Better’

By Moveiguide® Contributor

Country star Jake Owen recently celebrated two years of sobriety.

The country singer told fans his “life is so much better” without alcohol.

“689 days ago, I made a decision. I’ve stuck to it, and I’m really proud of myself. I was not at a point where I had a drinking problem, I was just being an [expletive] and being a person I didn’t want to be,” Faithwire reported on Owen’s Instagram story.

Two years ago, Owen joined Audacy’s The Wake Up Call podcast and first revealed his efforts with sobriety. At the time, he was ten months into his effort to stop drinking.

Owen confessed that he never had a drinking addiction, but he wanted to be a better man than he was.

“I never had a drinking problem or anything,” Owen stated on the podcast. “So, I just did. I just stopped. I’m proud I did. What I realized in these moments was that it’s not easy for a lot of people. For me, it wasn’t hard. It was just something I decided to put down. For people who struggled and have reached out asking how I did it? It’s amazing to be able to connect with people like that.”

Owen shared an Instagram post last year that revealed his motivation for sobriety.

“317 days ago I embarrassed myself after drinking too much alcohol one night,” the singer wrote.

“It wasn’t the first time either,” Owen added. “The next day I told myself, ‘Never again.’ I am better than that, and the people I love the most deserve better. My family, my little girls and my friends. Just wanted to share my journey in case anyone woke up this morning and wants to make a change. None of us are perfect. I’m just trying to be the best version of myself these days.”

 

Owen also said on Instagram, “Trust me, there’s [probably] someone reading this that I affected in my days of being an idiot, and I can never take that back…I said things I shouldn’t, as well as did things I would never do sober. I had to own up to those instances and the ONLY thing I could do was be a better person going forward.”

“I just want to encourage any of you that might be considering quitting drinking, that you should!” Owen expressed. “Life is so much better. Sleep better. Feel better. Be better. Shoot…I’ll be your supporter. I’ll cheer you on.”

Movieguide® previously reported on actress Drew Barrymore’s sobriety journey:

Separation from alcohol “has been one of the most liberating things in my journey of life,” Barrymore shared.

“It was something I realized just did not serve me and my life,” she said of the decision.

“One of the bravest things you can do is slay those dragons and finally change an awful cycle in which you’ve found yourself stuck. For me, it was to stop drinking,” she wrote.

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