July 11, 2021 – Captioning the video “a lot to celebrate this month. #3years,” Heaton concluded by asking her 190,000 followers to reach out to her if they have experienced something similar.

“And you know, message me if any of your are thinking about doing that, any of you are doing that now and need some encouragement, or anything at all,” Heaton said. “Have a great day.”

In the comments section, several followers chimed in with their own journeys to quit drinking, ranging from some people counting days to others celebrating decades of sobriety.

Last year, Heaton went into more detail about her decision to quit drinking.

“I quit drinking two years ago in July. I miss it terribly, but at the end of the day, I feel better. I noticed that I was looking forward every night to cocktails. And if I happened to go to lunch, I might have a glass of wine or Prosecco,” she shared with Parade magazine.

Heaton continued, discussing the frequency with which women develop alcoholism later in life. 

“There’s an actual statistic that women who were moderate drinkers in their 30s and 40s often become alcoholics in their 50s and 60s. I think it’s something about your children leaving the house and the things that used to anchor you are no longer there,” Heaton continued. “You’re a little bit at sea, and so you reach for the bottle to dull the uncertainty. I sensed that a bit with myself.”



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