When it comes to the world of Hollywood, the public seems to latch onto the behavior and tastes of celebrities, don’t they? From high-quality fashion to even the cheapest shampoo, some of us have a tendency to overblow the simplest and sometimes goofiest promotions made by iconic movie stars, singers, athletes, and playwrights. However, when it comes to celebrity influence on drugs and alcohol, we tend to keep an even sharper eye (and for good reason). After all, children and teens are frequently exposed to people who don’t always have the most honorable pasts (even if they were nice people). In this case, former teen icon and current musical belle Anne Hathaway has recently announced she will be giving up alcohol (until 2036, that is) to be a better role model for her son. Let’s take a closer look and find out some more information.
No More Drinking for 18 Years
In October 2018, actress Anne Hathaway announced she would officially stop drinking alcohol for the duration of 18 years, so she could be a better mother to her little boy. Why is this the case? According Hathaway, she has a tendency to let herself go when she drinks booze, and her son is at an age where he needs her at every waking moment. In essence, she doesn’t want to stumble around the house and potentially cause harm to her boy.
Why was Hathaway inspired, though? As she explained, she drove her son to school while she was suffering from a severe hangover. It was apparently bad enough to serve as a wake-up call.
Breaking down “Wine-Mom” Culture
Remarkably, Hathaway isn’t the only celebrity mom who is making changes in her lifestyle. Actress Blake Lively has been a teetotaler for her entire life, while Jada Pinkett Smith has not even touched booze since the 1990s. If anything, this shows a tremendous break in the less than reputable “wine-mom” culture, where mothers will drink wine to cope with the day’s stressors.
One main reason people feel uncomfortable about sharing their drinking stories is the fact that they are terrified of being judged. They might think they are the only one who is suffering, which is understandable. Alcohol abuse and alcoholism can be very terrifying and make people feel isolated. The fact of the matter is, these wine moms are far from being alone. If actresses like Anne Hathaway can help them realize this, then we say “bravo” to them.
Seeking Treatment for Alcohol Use Disorder
Alcohol is a dangerous drug that can and will eventually inflict tremendous damage on your mind, body, and social life. Despite what medical reports about alcohol’s benefits for heart health and stroke prevention (which are true), alcohol (like any drug) can potentially harm you. Are you suffering from a form of alcohol use disorder? Do you have a friend or a loved one who is suffering from this problem, as well? In both cases, get in touch with Asana Recovery today. Our professional team of counselors and healthcare experts are ready to walk you through every step of the rehabilitation process and guide you towards living a happier, healthier, and freer lifestyle.
If you are interested in one of our residential treatment or supervised detoxification/withdrawal programs, we are ready and waiting to speak with you at your disclosure. Call Asana now at (949) 438-4504 to learn how to put a stop to your alcohol use disorder today.