43-year-old Million Dollar Listing New York star Fredrik Eklund took to Instagram recently to announce that he is more than 160 days sober! He wrote, “Today marks 160 days sober and it feels amazing. The basic stuff is that I have more energy and clarity, look and feel younger, sleep better with less stress, and no anxiety. My body is singing, not aching.”
He went on to say that he was a high-functioning addict, and he couldn’t admit it to himself for a while. A high-functioning alcoholic is someone who is struggling with alcoholism but is still able to lead a relatively normal life. They’re fine in social settings and are able to maintain a job all while suffering from the disease of addiction.
Fredrik Eklund’s Sobriety
We are so proud of Fredrik Eklund’s recovery from alcoholism! On starting this new chapter in his life, Fredrik says it’s a “life bigger than alcohol. I’m excited to see where it brings me. Thank u (sic) all for supporting me.” As a drug and alcohol treatment center in Chicago, we understand the difficulty of staying sober during the Coronavirus outbreak.
Here are some ways you can stay sober during Covid-19:
- Find virtual support
- Don’t get complacent
- Practice healthy coping skills
- Don’t panic
- Stay busy
As Fredrik Eklund celebrates 160 days sober, we want to encourage those who are struggling with addiction to call us today at 888-966-9413. Help is available and we are here for you! Your sobriety is important, so get started on your recovery journey today!