Craig Ferguson has been sober for 29 years – here’s how he got there.
Some people find sobriety difficult, but Craig Ferguson has been sober for 29 years and is glad for it.
Ferguson’s almost three decades of sobriety have made him a champion for living a sober life, and he has made it his mission to help others do the same.
An In-Depth Look at Ferguson’s Sobriety
It’s been 29 years since he turned his life around as of 2021. As evidenced by his tweet, he is very pleased of his accomplishments.
Not only that, but he has been proud of every accomplishment he has made along the way. After 25 years of sobriety, he reflected on how hard the endeavor looked at the time.
Ferguson has spoken out about his sobriety in a number of interviews. He was asked about what it takes to be sober in one of these interviews. His straightforward response was that drinking was never a big issue for him. It was more about contemplation. As a result, he had a thinking problem rather than a drinking problem. He did admit, however, that it might easily turn into a drinking problem.
One aspect of his trip that has aided him is his outlook on life.
His life philosophy has evolved into simply living in the now. It allows you to enjoy life as it unfolds, which is far preferable to always obsessing about it.
Changing His Alcoholic Relationship
Ferguson, according to reports, never hit rock bottom, but he did recognize that he needed to improve his relationship with booze. This is what got him on the road to rehabilitation, and it’s safe to say he’s had a good journey.
The 58-year-old comedian has also said that he might have gone off the rails several times during his journey.
Now a Proponent of Sobriety
Ferguson has been trying to persuade other alcoholics to give up drinking since he began his quest.
Because most alcoholics believe that quitting becomes easier when they reach rock bottom, he wants these folks to know that they don’t have to wait for things to get worse before they can quit.
Even though he has built a career out of making people laugh, he has never made a joke about alcoholism or the fight to overcome it.
He has also spoken out in support of celebrities who have struggled with addiction or mental health issues. When Britney Spears was in recovery, for example, Ferguson admitted that he had been in her shoes at one point in his life, which made him more compassionate toward her.
In fact, he gave a speech in which he urged people to treat superstars with more respect.
Ferguson has also authored a whole book about his recovery and battle with alcoholism. ‘Riding the Elephant: A Memoir of Altercations, Humiliations, Hallucinations, and Observations’ is the title of the book.