‘Clean and serene for 18 months’: Lily Allen proudly marks her latest sobriety milestone by posing with her Narcotics Anonymous keyring
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Lily Allen has marked 18 months of sobriety.
The Smile songstress, 35, has been candid about her addiction struggles and has now celebrated the milestone since quitting drink, drugs and cigarettes.
In posts on her Instagram, Lily shared an image of the keyring given to mark momentous dates dished out by support group Narcotics Anonymous as well as a selfie showing her holding the keyring over her eye.
Happy days: Lily Allen has marked 18 months of sobriety
Lily’s grey keyring read: ‘Clean and serene for eighteen months’, and she shared a shot while holding the token alongside a gushing caption reading: ’18 months clean and sober today. Would recommend!’
She has always been candid about her drink and drug abuse, particularly when she released her memoir My Thoughts Exactly last year.
Her milestone comes weeks after Lily revealed she debated taking heroin when she ‘hit rock bottom’ during her 2014 supporting stint on Miley Cyrus’ Bangerz tour.
Earlier this month, she spoke to DJ Fat Tony on his The Recovery podcast about her own sobriety journey, including her personal lowest point, as she touched on the tour and how she felt – turning to drink, drugs and prostitutes.
Overjoyed: The Smile songstress, 35, has been candid about her addiction struggles and has now celebrated the milestone since quitting drink, drugs and cigarettes
Proud: In posts on her Instagram, Lily shared an image of the keyring given to mark momentous dates dished out by support group Narcotics Anonymous
After her weight rose to 14st, the 5′ 2″ star began taking a drug similar to speed to shed pounds before the tour, however this send her on a downward spiral and left her debating taking heroin to help her ‘act out’.
She said: ‘I was supporting this girl who was much younger and more attractive than I felt. I was thinking: “I think I have got a drinking problem. And none of this acting out is working any more. Maybe I should try heroin.”‘
The tour visited the Americas, Europe, and Oceania through five legs. It spanned from February 14 to October 23, 2014, and Lily has previously revealed she would use female escorts and take drugs in excess during the tour.
Stunner: She shared another snap on social media
Way back when: She has always been candid about her drink and drug battles and in July she marked one year sober(pictured in 2017)
She then turned to drugs to lose weight, saying: ‘I started taking a drug which is like speed to lose the weight and I got addicted to this drug because it made me feel invincible. And then I ended up on tour in America supporting Miley Cyrus…
‘It was when she was doing Wrecking Ball – it was a highly sexualised tour. I had just spent the last three years pushing babies out. It couldn’t have been less what I felt like. I had never supported anyone…
‘I was re-entering this phase of being a pop star again but not doing it on my terms any more. I was supporting this girl who was much younger and more attractive than I felt. I just started acting out in all manner of ways.’
Her loves: Lily pictured with her husband David Harbour and daughters Ethel, nine, and Marnie, eight, last summer
In 2018, she came under fire for glamourising drug-taking after admitting she snorted a line of ketamine at the Glamour Woman Of The Year Awards in 2008.
Describing what happened, Allen said: ‘Someone gave me a line of what I assumed to be cocaine at the Glamour awards once, but it turned out to be Ketamine. I was thrown out (passed over some railings) of the Glamour awards for being in a k hole.’
She added: ‘Obviously I couldn’t talk, or direct the driver so my assistant instructed the occupant of the car behind to “follow that cab” I believe the occupant was @chattyman , I have no idea what happened next.’
Oh dear: In 2018, she came under fire for glamourising drug-taking after admitting she snorted a line of ketamine at the Glamour Woman Of The Year Awards in 2008 (pictured)