Actor Rob Lowe celebrated a huge milestone Thursday: 33 years of sobriety.
The “Parks and Recreation” star opened up about her sobriety on Instagram, posting about her trip.
“33 years ago today, I found recovery and a tribe that has sustained me on my amazing and grateful journey,” Lowe wrote. “My life is full of love, family, God, opportunities, friends, work, dogs and fun.”
The 59-year-old actor also shared a message of encouragement for others facing addiction.
“If you or someone you know is struggling with any form of addiction: hope and joy await you if you want it and are willing to work for it!” he said.
Several Lowe’s friends and family members commented on the post with words of encouragement.
“We are so proud of you,” actress and businesswoman Gwyneth Paltrow wrote, “we love you so much.”
Lowe’s son, John Lowe, wrote: “Proud of your recovery, opposite sentiment on this selfie.”
Rob Lowe’s other son, Matthew Lowe, commented, “It works if you work at it.”
Lowe has been open about his battle with alcohol addiction, previously sharing his story with Variety in 2021. He said his addiction began as a teenager and that he finally realized he needed help after missing a call from his mother about his grandfather being in the hospital.
He also spoke about the doors that sobriety has opened for him, both in terms of his career and his personal life.
“When I got sober, it came out who I really was. It turned out that I was one of the first of my classmates to get married and have kids,” Lowe told the magazine. “That guy was inside me the whole time, but the life he led wouldn’t let him out.”
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