Jason Biggs Celebrates One Year Of Sobriety

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Jason Biggs Celebrates One Year Of Sobriety

By Bryan Le 10/15/18

The movie star posted a photo on social media to celebrate his one-year sober milestone.

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Jason Biggs & date at the Los Angeles premiere of A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas at Grauman's Chinese Theatre, Hollywood. November 2, 2011 Los Angeles, CA Picture: Paul Smith / Featureflash
The second time's a charm for Biggs. Featureflash | Dreamstime.com

Jason Biggs posted a photo of his one-year sober coin on Instagram to celebrate his newfound freedom from alcohol addiction. The milestone marks the Orange Is the New Black star’s second attempt to get sober.

“I first tried to get sober over 5 years ago, when the weight of my obsession with booze and drugs became too heavy for me to handle,” he wrote in the post.

Biggs acknowledged that it’s been a struggle to stay on his path, but he is proud of the progress he’s made. “Turns out this shit is hard. After some fits and starts, I’ve managed to put together one year of sobriety,” he posted. “I’m as proud of it as anything in my life.”

He also had a message for those out there who might know they need help but for some reason feel hesitant to actually seek it. “If you’re struggling, know there’s help. Don’t be ashamed. We can do this,” Biggs wrote.

His wife, actress Jenny Mollen, also took to Instagram to celebrate Biggs’ achievement and posted a picture of Biggs kissing her cheek. “So proud of my husband today. Congrats baby. I know how hard you work,” she wrote in the caption. “I see you. I love you.”

The couple has been married for 10 years and have two children between them, four-year-old Sid and one-year-old Lazlo. In an interview with People, Mollen read a fill-in-the-blank card to her husband, Biggs:

“‘At this point in our marriage, the sexiest thing she can do for me is…’” she started.

“Oh, take the kids and leave for a couple hours,” Biggs quipped.

Biggs’ big public reveal of his recovery is part of a tidal wave of celebrities and famous figures opening up about addiction and their struggles with mental health. Demi Lovato, Lady Gaga, and Ben Affleck are just a few examples over the past year, sharing their personal experiences with mental health or addiction to fight stigma and encourage those who need help to seek it. Their message is more important than ever as the opioid crisis becomes more and more prominent.

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Bryan Le grew up in the 90's, so the Internet is practically his third parent. This combined with a love for journalism led him to The Fix. When he isn't fulfilling his duties as Editorial Coordinator, he's obsessing over fancy keyboards he can't justify buying. Find Bryan on LinkedIn or Twitter. Email: bryan.le@thefix.com

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