September 28 : The world knows about Pooja Bhatt's addiction to alcohol some years back. The actress has always spoken openly about it. For the last five years, she has completely abstained herself from this addiction and now the actress has penned a long note about 5 years of experience of sobriety.
She took to her Instagram and wrote, "I can’t remember a time when I’ve not been in love. With people, yes..but more so with the very idea of love. I looked for love everywhere I went. Chased it down unfamiliar avenues in the dead of the night & even across countries, borders, continents. Have a lot of myself to attribute to the ones who loved me back & especially the ones that didn’t. I can’t blame anyone for failing me because the truth is I more often than not, failed myself. And then one day the universe Introduced me to the love of my life-Sobriety. And the need for validation from any other source ebbed. A demanding yet fulfilling lover, Sobriety breaks down your defenses, bares & reveals your soul, calls out any and all bullshit, yet clasps your hand tight & ensures you make it through many uncertain nights, filling your dawn with such unimaginable light when you do the most revolutionary thing-say NO to yourself.
It’s been almost five years of this deeply gratifying relationship. One that has helped me weather many vicious storms, kept me afloat through great loss & grounded through a supposed revival of fortune & fame. There is no room for a third in my life at this point. My priority for the first time ever,is myself. My emotional health comes first. Sobriety, recovery gets first priority. And because recovery, like love, is selfish no matter what people say, my choice is clear- it is SINGLE BLESSEDNESS all the way!#sobrietyrocks!!”
The actress who has been living an alcohol-free life for over five years is in a very happy state right now and is very grateful for this life experience.