'So grateful for choosing myself': Rumer Willis celebrates '4 years sober' after challenging year

Rasha Ali, USA TODAY
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Rumer Willis is ringing in the new year by celebrating four years of sobriety.

Willis, 32, posted a photo to Instagram on Friday of herself holding up four fingers along with a caption sharing that she was grateful to have continued on her sobriety journey despite 2020's challenges.

"So grateful for choosing myself above any need to distract or numb out. Especially this past year when so much has come up for not just myself but the world," she wrote, in part.

Willis, the eldest daughter of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore, explained that through sobriety she is practicing self love.

"This year has brought up so many challenges but I know that because I choose to rise to the challenge each and every time I am loving myself and showing myself that I am capable of getting through anything," the "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" actress wrote.

She also offered advice for those who may be struggling to stay sober.

"For anyone and everyone who is struggling or has a desire to get sober know that it is not a one size fits all process but it’s one day at a time," Willis wrote. "I don’t have all the answers, I know what has worked for me but always here to lend support or just listen."

Willis is the latest celebrity to commemorate a milestone on their sobriety journey. On Dec. 29, two days before his 83rd birthday, Anthony Hopkins celebrated 45 years of sobriety.

"45 years ago today, I had a wake-up call," Hopkins addressed fans in a video posted to social media.

"I was heading for disaster, drinking myself to death. I'm not preaching, but I got a message – a little thought that said 'do you want to live or die?' and I said 'I want to live.' And suddenly the relief came and life has been amazing."

The actor acknowledged that he has had "off days" and "little bits of doubt" since that day in 1975, but he wanted his fans to come away from watching his video knowing they could persevere.

A day before New Year's Eve, Chrissy Teigen shared that she decided to stop drinking. The "Cravings" cookbook author revealed on Instagram that she's "four weeks sober" after a fan commented under an upbeat Instagram video of her dancing.

Teigen also shared a picture of a book that prompted her lifestyle change: Holly Whitaker's "Quit Like a Woman: The Radical Choice to Not Drink in a Culture Obsessed with Alcohol."

"One month ago, on my birthday, I got this book from my doctor and friend," wrote Teigen, who turned 35 on Nov. 30. "I was done with making an (expletive) of myself in front of people (I'm still embarrassed), tired of day drinking and feeling like (expletive) by 6, not being able to sleep."

She added that she's been "sober ever since."

If you or someone you know may be struggling with addiction, you can call the U.S. National helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357).

Contributing: Cydney Henderson and Hannah Yasharoff

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