Drinking is a popular activity in countries all across the world. While many places allow its residence to drink at 18, the United States has minted a drinking age of 21 over the last quite some time now. Although there is nothing wrong with drinking in moderation, people tend to easily get out of control, and start making poor decisions as a result of their alcohol consumption. Even people who have been drinking for years can fall victim to the side effects of alcohol. With that being said, it is not uncommon for people to give up drinking after realizing what it can do, and some people have even opted to life their entire lives without drinking alcohol.
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Tom Cruise no longer drinks alcohol because he doesn’t like feeling like he has no control over his actions. Cruise is so serious about avoiding alcohol that he even showed up to his son’s birthday party and had all of the alcohol removed from the bar so the teens wouldn’t even be tempted to have a drink.
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After years of struggling with substance abuse issues, Matthew Perry made a decision not to drink alcohol. During an interview, Perry revealed that at one point, his drinking got so out of hand that it almost killed him.
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Christina Ricci grew up in the spotlight, so it seems like she’s already gotten most of the partying and drinking out of her system. In fact, Ricci admits that things make have gotten a little out of control at one point. However, during an interview she stated: “You know, I went through a normal kind of late teens, early 20s drinking, but it was a choice I made, because I didn’t think it was very good for my life.”
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It’s kind of hard to believe that Donald Trump doesn’t drink. It’s really easy to imagine him having an ice cold alcoholic beverage after a tough day at the office. However, Trump is very serious when it comes to coffee, tea, and alcohol – none of which he drinks. According to Trump: “I don’t drink, and it’s very easy for me not to drink. I tell people, ‘What are you drinking for?’ And they don’t even understand what I’m saying
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World famous guitarist Eric Clapton decided to give up the rock-star lifestyle years ago. He’s been sober since 1987, and works hard every day to make sure he stays that way. During an interview Clapton stated: “I thought that if I stopped drinking and I stopped using drugs…I would not be able to play anymore. In other words, those were things that were necessary for inspiration. But it was a shortcut. My experience now tells me in a long time of being in recovery, that I can be a good musician with or without that philosophy.” Clapton also says that he believes he would have been dead right now had he not made the decision to be sober.
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Surprisingly, Natalie Portman considers herself a late bloomer who didn’t start drinking until she went off to college. However, after her experiences back in her party days, Portman no longer sees the need to drink alcohol and has said that she doesn’t smoke or drink.
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Just a few years ago, Tim McGraw made the decision to stop drinking in order to make sure that he could be the best father and musician he could possibly be. McGraw says that his drinking was getting out of control and affecting all of the relationships in his life. Since giving up drinking, McGraw seems to have found a new else on life, and appears happier than ever.
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If you’re a Gossip Girl fan, it may be a little hard to believe that Blake Lively doesn’t drink. In 2013, Lively revealed that she does not drink alcoholic beverages and that she prefers to cook and eat instead. Ironically; however, Lively cites alcohol as one of her favorite ingredients to cook with.
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David Bowie definitely knows how to party like a rock star; however, he’s decided to leave those days in the past. Bowie has been sober since the 70s, and says that he wishes he never experimented with drugs or alcohol. He also says that years of dealing with addiction almost left him dead.
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Coldplay front man, Chris Martin, is one of the coolest guys in the music industry. Although there is the perception that all musicians party and drink every chance they get, Martin has chosen not to become one of those people. Martin has chosen to live a life that doesn’t involve consuming alcohol; however, he has shared that he does like to indulge sometimes on things like muffins and milkshakes.
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After becoming an alcoholic, Lowe went through a very difficult period of his life. However, after deciding that he wanted to give himself a second chance at life, Lowe decided to give up drugs and alcohol. According to Lowe: “You drink a beer and think nothing of it. It was a culture that was so different. Without even knowing it, it became just a big part of my life to the point where … I decided that I needed to go and get help.”
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Russell Brand has certainly come a long way over the years. He says that he began using drugs and alcohol as a way to cope with feelings of loneliness and sadness. However, he has since realized that substance abuse is not the best way to handle problems, and has decided to lead a sober lifestyle. Brand says that since changing his ways, he has had a much happier life.
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Chamillionaire, the king of ridin’ dirty, is actually riding a lot cleaner than most people. According to sources, Chamillionaire doesn’t drink or smoke, and has also stopped cussing in his rhymes. Way to go Chamillionare.
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World famous DJ, Calvin Harris, might seem like he likes to throw a couple back, but says those days are a thing of the past. Harris says that he stopped drinking after repeatedly embarrassing himself in public. Harris’ decision seems like it was the perfect choice for him, although it’s probably definitely cut back on the media’s ability to get a good story.
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Several years ago, Dushku decided to give up drinking, stating: “I don’t drink. … I’ve followed a 12-step program, and I’ve had the best few years of my life recently…I just know that now I don’t drink, and I feel better physically and emotionally and spiritually…I feel I’ve surpassed goals that I had and some I didn’t even know that I had.”
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For nearly three decades, singer/songwriter, Elton John, has been sober. After years of struggling with substance abuse issues, John was finally able to move forward. Although John has been successful on his journey through sobriety, he says that it remains a constant battle.
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Sure, most people think that comedians spend a lot of time drinking, but that’s not the case for everyone. Comedian Sarah Silverman has admitted that she does not drink because alcohol makes her sick. Her choice is probably for the best because she is a longtime sufferer of clinical depression.
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During her time on Sex and the City, it was pretty normal to see Kim Cattrall’s character raising an alcoholic beverage to her lips. However, in real life, Cattrall has chosen not to drink alcohol because it gives her headaches.
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Tyra Banks is often seen as a positive role model, and unlike most celebrities, she’s never really been involved in any crazy scandals. Her choice not to consume alcohol has probably played a big part in this. According to Banks, she tried alcohol when she was just 12 years-old, and hasn’t had a drink since.
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There’s no denying that Jennifer Hudson is a good girl. Throughout her career, she has maintained a polite and respectable image, and is never seen stumbling in and out of bars and clubs. Apparently, Hudson has never had an alcoholic drink in her life, which has definitely helped her to keep a clear head throughout her rise to fame.
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