Tom Holland is our favourite Spiderman but not many knew of his addiction to alcohol. The loverboy who got sober has shared his journey to sobriety.
Now like Holland, many people are enslaved to alcohol such that they can’t get through life without having a “few beers” at times.
If that’s you, perhaps it’s time to take a detour and find ways to cope. Keep reading to find out how one of our favourite actors got sober.
Maybe that will inspire you to bid bye to alcohol. Tom Holland looked back at the extent of his alcohol consumption, noting that it severely affected his day-to-day life.
In an episode of On Purpose with Jay Shetty, He said, “I was definitely addicted to alcohol, not shying away from that at all,” “I think that anyone that has a beer every day has probably got a little bit of a problem.”
Holland said he would “drink and drink,” until he reached a breaking point. “And then you would just reach that moment where you’re like ‘Wow, I shouldn’t have had that last beer,'” the actor continued.
“And you wake up the next day and you have a terrible headache.” His alcohol consumption left him wondering, “Why am I enslaved to this drink? Why am I so obsessed with the idea of having this drink?”
“Then he would look back and recognize that I would go to events for work,” he added, “and, you know, I can’t enjoy myself until I’ve had a few beers, and I just felt so much pressure.”
Tom Holland continued like this until he decided it was time to bid bye to alcohol and start his sobriety journey. He noted that his early tactics involved avoiding areas that had alcohol.
But he later realized his strategy is not effective. “I didn’t feel like I could go and not have a drink because of the stress of it,” he recalled, “but then after a while, I sort of was like ‘Mate, you’ve got to pull your socks up here.
Holland said, “You can’t just live in your house all the time, you’ve got to go out and enjoy yourself. And if you’re only enjoying yourself because you’re drinking, then you do have a problem.'”
So instead of avoiding alcohol-prone places, he went out to have fun but without drinking. He also found some good substitutes to mimic the “ritual of cracking something open and sharing it with friends.
Since then, Holland says his well-being has improved significantly since he stopped drinking. “I could sleep better, I could handle problems better.”
“Things that would go wrong on set that would normally set me off, I could take in my stride. I had so much better mental clarity. I felt healthier. I felt fitter.”
Do you have an alcohol problem? Scratch that! Do you feel you can’t through life without alcohol? If that is you, be like Tom Holland and decide to better your life.
After all, it all starts with a decision. If you have gotten over alcoholism, we want to hear from you. Tell us how you did it, “Let’s Talk”