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Lucy Hale Opens Up for the First Time About Her Struggle With Alcohol, Binge Drinking & Sobriety

Lucy Hale Opens Up for the First Time About Her Struggle With Alcohol, Binge Drinking & Sobriety

Lucy Hale is opening up about sobriety.

The 33-year-old Pretty Little Liars actress got very candid on the latest episode of the Diary of a CEO podcast, out Thursday (February 23).

During the conversation, she spoke candidly for the first time about her struggle with alcohol over the years, and getting sober.

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“I have never talked publicly about being sober – I have a little over a year of sobriety,” she said.

“I have been working on getting sober since I was 20; I’m 33. It took time. It took patience with myself.”

“I just held on to that belief that the real Lucy came out when she was drinking. It also quieted my mind… my brain just doesn’t shut off and it’s exhausting. I was a textbook binge drinker, blackout, wouldn’t remember what I did or what I said, which is scary,” she continued, adding that she had issues with alcohol since she was 14.

“I was willing to go to this crazy dark place every time. Of course I tried to be a moderate drinker, just having two. I have an allergy to alcohol. I cannot drink. I view it as an allergy; my brain doesn’t work the same way as someone who can just have a glass of wine. It always wants more. It’s craving that feeling.”

“I tried to change for boyfriends, I tried to change for my mom, I tried to change for my career, I tried to change for vain reasons – ‘I’ll look younger and look skinnier. I’ll stop drinking for that.’ One of my best friends died of alcoholism and that still didn’t make me want to get sober. None of that s— works. Alcohol isn’t the problem. The problem is this feeling inside of me,” she went on to say.

She finally made the choice to go sober on January 2, 2022.

She said it came down to the fact that she “deserves more out of this life,” and that the sober journey is now “freeing” and feels “peaceful.”

Listen to her speak out…

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