Actor Bradley Cooper Celebrates 8 Year Sobriety
A Dark Past
The September issue of The Hollywood Reporter features an article telling of Bradley Cooper’s dark past. Nearly a decade ago, the leading actor dealt with addiction in a risky battle with drugs and alcohol that almost took his life on several occasions.
Cooper’s run-ins with substance abuse taught him a great deal about the importance of being in control of your life and your actions. In the recently published article, he recalled, “I was at a party and deliberately bashed my head on the concrete floor.”
This drug and alcohol-induced antic cost Bradley a trip to the emergency room with a bloody head, but eventually caused him to realize the negative effects of his substance-abusing lifestyle. At 29 years old, he finally appreciated the value of a clean life.
Bradley Cooper : Clean and Sober
Cooper is now 37 years old, and celebrates 8 years clean and sober. He attributes his recent success as an actor to his drug and alcohol-free lifestyle. Sadly, there are countless actors and entertainers yet to have this realization.
Some wait too long to make a change in their lifestyle, and their deadly habits end up costing the world the life of bright and inspirational star. Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Kurt Kobain and Amy Winehouse are just a few examples of entertainers who, unlike Cooper, became the victim of overwhelming and powerful addictions to drugs and alcohol.
A Good Example for Everyone
The entertainment industry is infected with drug use, and with the advent of pharmaceutical abuse and addiction over the past 10-20 years, celebrity drug rehab has become the hot topic of entertainment news, blogs and reality TV shows. Most everyone is glad to see Bradley Cooper celebrate nearly a decade of sobriety. His drug-free success serves as a fantastic example to other celebrities of his caliber.
Many celebrities that fall into the trap of addiction cannot get out. Bradley’s testimonial shows that with determination and the right addiction treatment program, anyone can overcome a substance abuse problem.