Kyle Richards hasn’t had a touch of alcohol in over a year. The RHOBH star recently celebrated one year of sobriety after giving up drinking in 2022.
According to the RHOBH star, drinking was no longer “serving” her and made her feel “depressed.” She’s now learned that she still can have fun without a drink in hand.
“Today marks one-year alcohol alcohol-free for me ? A number of things made me come to the conclusion that I didn’t want to drink. First and foremost, I didn’t feel it had a place where I personally wanted to be. I listened to my heart, and the message was clear to me. I knew it was no longer serving me (no pun intended) physically, mentally, or spiritually.
I never put a time frame on when I would drink again or say IF I ever would. All I know is I have never felt better physically or been more clear mentally. I’ve learned that I still overshare, but at least I don’t have the “hanxiety” thinking about it ?.
I’ve learned I still do stupid things sometimes and beat myself up about it. I’ve learned I’m still fun ? and last but not least, I’ve learned it was much easier than I thought it would be. It was definitely met with resistance by some. But I have never been one to fall prey to peer pressure. No matter my age.
Mainly, people are supportive even if they didn’t quite understand since I don’t have a “problem” with alcohol. Although, trust me, plenty of times it didn’t feel like that ?Alcohol made me feel depressed the next day, no matter how fun the night before was. And honestly, life is going to throw us some difficult days. I certainly don’t need to be adding any extra ones to that list. A lot of you send me DM’s asking about my journey without alcohol, so I decided to share here today on this 365th day ? Cheers.”
Back in February, Kyle first revealed that she was seven months sober during a Q&A on Instagram.
“Truth is, I don’t miss it at all. I didn’t put a time frame on when or if I would start again. I feel amazing, so don’t see the point right now. It will be [seven] months on [February 15],” Kyle explained to one fan when asked if she had stopped drinking with her new health and fitness routine.
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