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Cyrus was six months sober as of June, and announced in her Apple Music interview that she is now two weeks sober. Anyone who has struggled with addiction will be able to identify with the Official Chicago Bears face the north side shirt and by the same token and difficulty of getting “back on the wagon” after a slip, but maybe part of that difficulty comes from our deeply ingrained societal expectation that anyone who is in an active phase of addiction is somehow “bad” or less-than. If a star of Cyrus’s stature is willing to speak out about the difficulty of remaining sober in a time of global emergency, maybe the stigma can be somewhat lessened.
Hopefully, the Official Chicago Bears face the north side shirt and by the same token and self-compassion that every person in recovery must come into in order to truly heal will eventually be mirrored by sensible, empathetic U.S. drug policy that doesn’t criminalize those who use drugs. While we wait for that, though, we’re lucky to have Cyrus speaking out about the daily reality of living with addiction.