Lena Dunham Celebrates Sobriety: ‘Today I’m In The Miraculous Position Of Being One Year Sober’

Lena Dunham has achieved a lot in her life, but being sober ranks quite high on the list.

The “Girls” creator celebrated her one year of sobriety in a heartwarming Instagram post. “Today I’m in the miraculous position of being one year sober,” she wrote on Wednesday. “I’ve done a lot of cool things in this life, but none has brought me the peace, joy and lasting connections that being part of a sober fellowship has.”

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“Life is full of problems, but the cool thing about this one is that there is a solution: in every city, in many countries, you can find a group of people who are working hard to live sober,” she expressed. “I had an issue with drugs for a long time: because they were doctor prescribed because I was outwardly successful and not wild in da club party chick.”

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Today I’m in the miraculous position of being one year sober. I’ve done a lot of cool things in this life, but none has brought me the peace, joy and lasting connections that being part of a sober fellowship has (not even all girls camp. Sorry, Bunk Kingfisher.) Life is full of problems, but the cool thing about this one is that there is a solution: in every city, in many countries, you can find a group of people who are working hard to live sober, accountable lives and want to support you on your quest to do the same. I didn’t know I had an issue with drugs for a long time: because they were doctor prescribed, because I was outwardly successful and not a wild in da club party chick. But wouldn’t you say that hurting people you love is an issue? Wouldn’t you say feeling lost and lonely much of the time is an issue? Wouldn’t you say wearing shorts to a movie premiere *is* an issue? Sobriety hasn’t fixed my world. Life is still challenging- that’s the nature of the game. But every day I am surprised by the richness and depth of, well, reality. I don’t need to escape this beautiful carnival. Instead, I’m on the ride. Please remember you are never too far gone, too broken or too unique. There are people in plain sight waiting to help you. Let’s do this.

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“But wouldn’t you say that hurting people you love is an issue? Wouldn’t you say feeling lost and lonely much of the time is an issue?” she asked. “Wouldn’t you say wearing shorts to a movie premiere *is* an issue?”

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Dunham, 32, previously revealed she had become addicted to an anti-anxiety medication called Klonopin. In her Instagram post, she made sure to note sobriety has not solved all of her problems. Instead, it has helped her see the beauty in other challenges.

“Sobriety hasn’t fixed my world. Life is still challenging,” Dunham assured. “I don’t need to escape this beautiful carnival. Instead, I’m on the ride. Please remember you are never too far gone, too broken or too unique. There are people in plain sight waiting to help you. Let’s do this.”

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