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Lee McSweeney Celebrated The First Anniversary Of Sobriety: 365 Days Without Alcohol

Lee McSweeney Celebrated The First Anniversary Of Sobriety: 365 Days Without Alcohol
Lee McSweeney Celebrated The First Anniversary Of Sobriety: 365 Days Without Alcohol
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Lee McSweeney celebrated the anniversary of her sobriety: one year without alcohol.

The Real Housewives of New York star posted a message on her Instagram to commemorate the day, sharing a screenshot from the Twelve Steps page showing she was sober for a year.

“365 days without drink. Thank you, Supreme,”she began in the caption to the post, before explaining why she drank last season of RHONY, her first on the show.

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“People often ask me if I quit drinking because they saw me drunk on TV,” wrote the 38-year-old woman.

“I quit drinking a couple of days before the show aired. I am also often asked if I drank before, or if I started drinking before showing up on the show, since I was quitting almost a decade ago. And the truth is, I started drinking before I knew I was going to be at RHONY."

She continued, “When I found out that I was actually going to be on the show, I thought to myself that maybe now is a good time to quit drinking again, but it was too difficult and I was not ready in the end. … I just started over and wanted to "have fun." I have always known that alcoholism and drug addiction have stigma, but I didn’t realize how terrible stigma was, especially for women, until the show aired.”

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