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Jake Owen Celebrates 689 Days of Sobriety


Jake Owen shared some news on his Instagram account celebrating the last year and a half of sobriety with a post simply titled – Sober 689 Days.

The Instagram story goes on to explain that Owen did not think he had a “drinking problem”, but instead that the libations made him act like he was “just being an asshole” and not the best version of himself.

Owen told his followers that not only was he proud of himself, but for anyone that may be thinking about putting the bottle down.

From Jake Owen’s Instagram Story:

“Now that I got your attention… I know you’re thinking about it. You kinda wanna explore ‘maybe not drinkin’ anymore.’ Well take it from me, your friend Jake. 689 days ago I made a decision. I’ve stuck to it, and I’m really proud of myself.

I was not at a point where I had a drinking problem, I was just being an asshole and being a person I don’t want to be. Trust me, there’s probably someone reading this that I affected in my days of being an idiot and I can never take that back.

I said things I shouldn’t, as well as did things I would never do sober.  I had to own up to those instances and the ONLY thing I could do was be a better person going forward. I’ve been so fortunate to have friends and family around me that support me and I’m so grateful for that.

I just want to encourage any of you that might be considering quitting drinking that you should!  Feel better. Be better.  Shoot… I’ll be your supporter. I’ll cheer you on.

If you need anymore reasons and some awesome information on why alcohol is terrible for you in general, I would HIGHLY recommend you check out this amazing podcast by Andrew Huberman, “What Alcohol Does to Your Brain, Body and Health.’”

Hats off to Owen for not only staying true to his own sobriety, but encouraging others with his story and his post.

Jake Owen brings his Loose Cannon Tour to The Agora in Cleveland on September 7 at 7:00pm with special guests Tyler Booth and Dave’s Highway. Tickets are on sale now.

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