Lena Dunham Scared of Change Before Embarking on Journey to Sobriety

The 'Girls' creator celebrates two years of sobriety as she recalls being afraid of change before she decided to embark on an arduous battle with her addiction.

AceShowbiz - Actress Lena Dunham marked two years of sobriety by reflecting on the "need to be free."

The "Girls" creator and star revealed she was keeping clean in October 2018 when she told Dax Shepard's podcast "Armchair Expert" that she was six months sober after "misusing" anti-anxiety drug Klonopin for years, and on Friday, April 10, 2020 she reached the two-year milestone.

Lena celebrated by posting a selfie while in coronavirus isolation with the caption, "Today I have 2 years clean and sober. It's a miracle I can't take for granted no matter how hard I try. Two years ago I didn't think I needed to get sober."

"But a quiet voice inside me said, 'lay it down for a moment' and then other, louder voices helped me keep it up. To those voices- you know who you are and thank you x infinity."

She continued, "My heart pounds thinking of who I was two years ago. I was afraid to change but what actually happened was that I became myself again, a young and carefree self, a self who was clear in intention and bold in action and - most of all- free. We know, now more than ever, that we all need to be free."

The star went on to reflect on the earlier days of her sobriety journey, adding it "seemed crazy" that other sober people often told her "it was the best choice they'd ever made, the achievement of which they're most proud."

The actress and screenwriter added, "NOT doing something was the best thing they'd ever done??? But they were right- not using and removing secrecy and self harm from my repertoire, has given me a life beyond my wildest dreams. Not because it's perfect, but because it is really and truly mine."

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