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Jack Osbourne commemorates completing 18 years of sobriety with a post made to his Instagram

Jack Osbourne reached 18 years of sobriety on Wednesday, which he commemorated with an Instagram post.

The 35-year-old reality television personality’s post showed a screenshot from the 12 Steps Companion app that showed the actual length of his time without substance abuse.

The MTV star’s Instagram post comes just days after his sister Kelly publicly admitted that she had fallen off the wagon in a video that was shared to her Instagram Story.

Major achievement: Jack Osbourne commemorated reaching 18 years of sobriety with a post made to his Instagram account on Wednesday; he is pictured in 2019

The former Dancing With The Stars contestant wrote a brief message in the post’s caption that began: ‘It’s not that it get easier or harder, It’s just that it’s life on life’s terms.’

He also expressed that recovery from substance abuse was manageable, writing that ‘If anyone is trying to get sober, know that it possible if you are willing to do the work.’ 

Osbourne concluded his message by noting that he genuinely appreciated the help of everyone who was involved in his recovery process.  

‘Sending lots of love to my people who have been on this journey with me. #sobersbetter,’ he wrote. 

Letting everyone know: The reality television personality also wrote a brief message in his post's caption where he let his followers know that achieving sobriety was 'possible if you are willing to do the work'

Letting everyone know: The reality television personality also wrote a brief message in his post’s caption where he let his followers know that achieving sobriety was ‘possible if you are willing to do the work’

Siblings: Osbourne's post comes just a few days after his older sister, Kelly, revealed that she had fallen off the wagon in a video posted to her Instagram Story on Monday; the two are seen at the 2019 American Music Awards

Siblings: Osbourne’s post comes just a few days after his older sister, Kelly, revealed that she had fallen off the wagon in a video posted to her Instagram Story on Monday; the two are seen at the 2019 American Music Awards

The Ozzy & Jack’s World Detour star began experimenting with drugs and alcohol at an early age in an effort to combat his depression.

In 2003, he was admitted to a child psychiatric ward after developing an addiction to OxyContin, which he eventually overcame.

Osbourne’s substance abuse only grew worse after his mother was diagnosed with colon cancer, and he attempted to take his own life after receiving the news. 

After going through several years of recovery, the reality television star eventually found himself in a good place and has maintained his sobriety ever since.

During a recent interview with Variety, he spoke about how he came to learn about how staying clean is a continual process after a lengthy period of time.

Working past it: The reality television personality's substance abuse issues started when he was a teenager, and he eventually went through several years of recovery before he achieved sobriety; he is seen with his father on a 2016 episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Working past it: The reality television personality’s substance abuse issues started when he was a teenager, and he eventually went through several years of recovery before he achieved sobriety; he is seen with his father on a 2016 episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live!

He recalled, ‘I found after the first year, you’re like, “Oh, OK. So I guess I’ve just got to do that over again.” And then when you get to two years, you’re like, “All right, I guess I’ve got to do these two years over again to get to four years.”‘  

Osbourne went on to note that, for him, achieving sobriety meant changing his mindset in a way that allowed for both assistance and accountability.

‘If you want it, there’s a way to achieve it. It’s kind of like shut your mouth and be willing to take direction. It’s that honesty and open-mindedness, and willingness, to do whatever it takes,’ he said.

He concluded by expressing that he was still willing to get help to maintain his state of living clean and that he was still attending meetings to keep himself in check. 

‘Whatever I did has continued to work, because I continue to do it. It’s never over. There were times, when I had 10 years sober, and I was raising my hand as a newcomer at a different 12-step recovery group,’ he said. 

Being open: During a recent interview with Variety, Osbourne noted that, for him, getting clean required 'honesty and open-mindedness, and willingness, to do whatever it takes'; he is seen with his family in 2015

Being open: During a recent interview with Variety, Osbourne noted that, for him, getting clean required ‘honesty and open-mindedness, and willingness, to do whatever it takes’; he is seen with his family in 2015

Osbourne’s announcement about his sobriety comes just days after his older sister Kelly admitted that she had relapsed in a video posted to her Instagram Story on Monday.

The 36-year-old reality television figure noted in her video that she was ‘not proud’ about falling off the wagon but expressed that she was ‘back on track.’

She promised to give her fans further information, as she noted that she ‘will be doing a podcast this week where I tell everybody about what’s going on and what happened.’ 

Kelly finished by remarking: ‘I just wanted to tell you guys the truth, ’cause I never, ever want to lie to you…Thank you so much for your support and your love, and you’ll be hearing from me soon.’ 

Getting the word out: On Monday, Kelly Osbourne took to her Instagram Story to let her fans know that she was 'not proud' about relapsing and that she was 'back on track' after realizing what she had done

Getting the word out: On Monday, Kelly Osbourne took to her Instagram Story to let her fans know that she was ‘not proud’ about relapsing and that she was ‘back on track’ after realizing what she had done


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