Lala Kent is more likely to sense others around her suffering from addiction. The Vanderpump Rules just celebrated one year and nine months of sobriety. That’s difficult when you’re on a reality show that’s about partying and heavily drinking. Now, Lala is reflecting back on her journey to getting sober.
The 29-year-old previously talked about her experience with sobriety with her followers on Instagram. Lala gave them a sneak peek into her sobriety. She sees everything differently with new eyes. She’s become more prone and sensitive to addiction, especially with those around her. Read on to see what Lala has to say about her sobriety.
Lala Kent breaks her silence on her sobriety
As per Us Weekly, the VPR star took to Instagram to talk about her journey. Lala Kent revealed that she can sense addiction all around her now that she’s nearly two years sober. In her Instagram post, Lala also made it clear that she was the one who made the decision to get sober. Nobody else pushed her to.
“It’s been a while since I’ve posted about sobriety,” Lala wrote on Friday, July 24. “It’s important for me to say that this is a disease that can only be self-diagnosed. No one got me sober… I got me sober. I made the choice to work hard every day to not pick up a drink.”
Lala admits there are times when she feels “weak.” When she has those moments, she talks to her sponsor. She still regularly attends meetings to “keep my spirits high” and she reminds herself why she “made this life-changing choice.” The model also explained how she deals with times when others display similar symptoms to the ones she went through.
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It’s been awhile since I’ve posted about sobriety. It’s important for me to say that this is a disease that can only be self diagnosed. No one got me sober… I got me sober. I made the choice to work hard every day to not pick up a drink. When I’m feeling weak, I call my sponsor. I go to meetings (sign onto them, now) to keep my spirits high and to remember why I made this life-changing choice. I see addiction in front of me often- but it isn’t my job to speak on it, nor is it my job to judge. It’s my job to pray for them and take a moment of silence for the alcoholic who still suffers. And when someone comes to me asking for help, I offer my ear & knowledge, and point them in the direction that was pointed to me. #1year9months2days
“I see addiction in front of me often – but it isn’t my job to speak out on it, nor is it my judge to judge,” Lala continued. “It’s my job to pray for them and take a moment of silence for the alcoholic who still suffers. And when someone comes to me asking for help, I offer my ear & knowledge, and point them in the direction that was pointed to me.”
In March 2019, the reality star announced that she “came to the realization that I am an alcoholic.” Lala entered the Alcoholics Anonymous program. Back in December 2018, she celebrated 60 days of sobriety.
Vanderpump Rules star revealed her decision to become sober
Lala Kent last talked about her sobriety back in February. She “hit a breaking point” when she realized that she was an alcoholic. From that moment on, she started going to movies and reading The Big Book. Lala says she was “working very hard to never go back to that drunken version of myself.” After a month, she knew she wanted to be “sober forever.”
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I have never and will never be someone who cares what people think of me when it comes to what they see on Vanderpump Rules. To me, everything comes with the territory. We pop off, we act out, it is what it is. My fighting style has been this way for quite some time. I’ll own when I’m wrong or when I’ve gone too far, but to live in shame, that’s not happening. Life is too short. I love being on Vanderpump Rules, I love the process of filming, I love how everyone’s outlook is different, I love when people go toes, and I love when people make-up even more. At the end of the day this is reality TV and I want to thank y’all so much for watching. I love you, even if you don’t love me ♥️
When she has “days of weakness,” she relies on her support group. Lala would rather put in the work and stay home than to go out and party. While she admits that it’s been a struggle, she knows there is always someone she can reach out to.
Lala previously revealed that her drinking got out of control after her father’s death, as per People. Her father, Kent Burningham, passed away in April 2018 after a stroke and a car accident.
Lala Kent’s costar James Kennedy celebrated one year of sobriety earlier this month.