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Josh Brolin Marks Eight Years of Sobriety: 'Thank You God, Family, & Friends for the Most Punk Rock Sobriety Imaginable'

Josh Brolin Marks Eight Years of Sobriety: 'Thank You God, Family, & Friends for the Most Punk Rock Sobriety Imaginable'

Josh Brolin is celebrating a major milestone.

On Monday (November 1), the 53-year-old Dune actor took to social media to mark eight years of sobriety.

Click inside to read his post…

“Sobriety is finally loving without every thought being about how it affects only you,” Josh wrote on Instagram. “Sobriety is a moment of being able to love and be consumed by the glee it brings someone else. Sobriety is knowing the difference between selfishness and integrity.”

“Sobriety is knowing that God is in everything and that it is made up of every color (and mixture of color) that exists,” Josh continued. “Sobriety is knowing the moon late at night when she was there for you in your toughest hour and, now, again, her witnessing your greatest joys.”

He added, “Sobriety is climbing in your truck for a 6am call after 8 years of sobriety and there being a card from your wife telling you how grateful she is for having made the decision to put it down and to live instead accompanied by a collage board of your children — what was created because of that decision. And sobriety is when your children look at you and trust what they see (you can see it in their pupils, and the way they stand before you) — that they know they are not being cultivated into some idea but celebrated for the original garden they are growing into.”

Josh concluded his post by thanking his family and friends for helping him get through his battle with alcohol.

“Sobriety is about living better than your remembrance of what your greatest drunk ever was — an everyday malleability into gratitude for what is,” Josh wrote. “None of this is deserved. All of it is perception. Thank you God, family, and friends for the most punk rock sobriety imaginable. #deeplygrateful #westsidesobriety.”

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