Silver Linings Playbook Star, Bradley Cooper, 7 Years Clean and Sober: "I Don't Drink Or Do Drugs At All Anymore."

Written by DeShawn McQueen on Tuesday, 05 February 2013. Posted in Celebrities, Voices in Recovery, Breaking News

Bradley Cooper Sobriety

"Being sober helps a great deal." Apparently it does, as Cooper immediately became a breakout sensation the year he became clean and sober, back in 2005.

Speaking of 2005, that was the same year that Cooper starred alongside Vince Vaughn and one of the Wilson brothers in the hilarious comedy, "Wedding Crashers."

Cooper then followed up with hits like A-Team, Limitless (which I loved), The Hangover (funny), The Words (breathtaking), and most recently, Silver Linings Playbook (valiantly performed).

In the latter, Silver Linings Playbook, Cooper convincingly portrays a near defeated Bi-Polar male, who undergoes treatment and triumphantly fights his way back from the brink.

If you did not know, of course Cooper has been nominated for an Academy Award for his performance! I look forward to February 24, two days before the three day California Bar Examination, when I presume Cooper with walk away with Oscar!

With that said, although it is clear that Cooper is living the promises, it was not always that way.

In fact, Cooper battled with alcoholism and drug addiction his entire twenties while he was a struggling actor.

Cooper has openly and publicly discussed that he realized that he was an alcoholic when during a substance induced moment he bashed his head into the concrete.

To make a long story short he spent the evening in the hospital, where he underwent a procedure to have his forehead stitched.

As I have said before, that is all ancient history as the legend in the making is taking Hollywood by storm, one sober day at a time.

For all you newly sober people out there, please stick with sobriety; your dreams are bound to come true!


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DeShawn McQueen

DeShawn McQueen

DeShawn McQueen is a staff writer at Recovery Now Newspaper and Recoverynowtv.com, an informative newspaper that serves as a resource for persons of all stages of drug and alcohol treatment, by giving them access to relevant and necessary information so that they may live balanced and substance-free lifestyles. DeShawn graduated from Wayne State University with Bachelor of Science degrees in psychology and premedical sciences. He holds a Juris Doctors degree in law from Valparaiso University School of Law. DeShawn’s writing and research has been published in such academic journals as Behavioral Pharmacology and Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior among others. He lives in Los Angeles, California.

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