The 61 year old, Nikki Sixx is celebrating his 19th year of being sober. Earlier today, Sixx posted an image on Instagram, revealing he’s been sober for 19 years, 228 months, 6,941 days or 166,565 hours.
On the post he wrote “19 years of gratitude one day at a time…It is the road worth traveling if you are struggling. Old timers are here to guide us but new comers to sobriety are the greatest gift to this simple program.Of course it’s not always easy. First thing I did and continue to do is cut toxic people outta my life,then comes the first step and then freedom ( If you work it).Even non addicts could use the 12 step program to better their lives.To me it’s a life program. I am a better man, father, husband, friend, band mate and creative spirit because of this program.#SoberBirthday I LOOK UP EVERYDAY AND SAY THANK YOU”
Sixx battled addiction for many years, before finally becoming sober. He even went on to write a best selling book, chronicling his years of addiction called “The Heroin Diaries”. Sixx says that a 12 step recovery program has been instrumental in his success.