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People Are Sharing Their Connection To Substance Abuse After Kat Von D Marked Her 10 Year Sobriety Mark

07/11/17 Jorge Rodriguez-Jimenez

Kat Von D has not been shy about discussing her personal battle with substance abuse and addiction. The celebrity tattoo artist has spoken about her sobriety candidly with different publications and had publicly celebrated all of her years clean. This week, Von D shared with the world, via social media, that she achieved a milestone: 10 years sober. That’s right. Ten years sober and that is something to be proud of.

Here’s how Kat Von D announced the achievement of being sober for 10 years.

Today I celebrate 10 years of sobriety. 🖤

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“During my drinking years, I was acutely aware that I could be operating at a much more proficient level if I could just eliminate these distractions. More than just having the chemical addiction, I was addicted to dysfunction,” Von D told The Fix, an addiction and recovery publication, in 2016 about how aware she was of her addiction early on. “A lot of musicians and writers and poets from back in the day until now have used dysfunction as a muse. I don’t want to be that person anymore. Sure, I can write a million sad love songs. After a while, however, you’re left in a room, watching the same movie over and over again. I don’t want to write the same song over and over again. There’s so many more beautiful things to be inspired by in the world.”

Her post inspired people to open up about how addiction has impacted the lives of loved ones.

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According to the National Institute of Drug Abuse, the number of overdose-related deaths more than doubled from 2002 to 2015.

And some shared their own success stories of sobriety.

People are thanking the tattoo artist for giving them the inspiration to stay focused on their sobriety.

🙌🏽 👏🏽

Others joined Von D in celebrating the double-digit years of sobriety.

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Congratulations, Kat Von D. You are truly an inspiration for so many people.

If you or someone you know has an addiction problem and are looking for help, you can contact Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration by calling 1-800-662-HELP (4357).


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