Miley Cyrus Opens Up About The Pressure To Drink Alcohol When You’re Young

She wants to remind people you don't need alcohol to have fun.

Miley Cyrus has opened up about being sober for six months.

The singer initially gave up substances in preparation for surgery but then decided to stick to it.

“I’ve been sober sober for the past six months. At the beginning, it was just about this vocal surgery… I had really big vocal surgery in November.”

“It’s been really important for me over the last year living a sober lifestyle, because I really wanted to polish up my craft,” she told Variety.

The Malibu hit-maker added that when she looked into her family history, she decided it made more sense to abstain from substances.

“I did a lot of family history, which has a lot of addiction and mental health challenges,” she explained.

“So just going through that and asking, ‘Why am I the way that I am?’ By understanding the past, we understand the present and the future much more clearly.”

The 27-year-old also explained that when you’re young a pressure can come from your peers about drinking, even if you don’t want to.

People can be labelled ‘no fun’ when they decide not to drink, but Miley is taking a stance and saying that it’s her decision, and that she can have a good time without any substance.

“It’s really hard because especially being young, there’s that stigma of ‘you’re no fun.’ It’s like, ‘honey, you can call me a lot of things, but I know that I’m fun,” she said.

“The thing that I love about it is waking up 100%, 100% of the time,” she added, “I don’t want to wake up feeling groggy. I want to wake up feeling ready.”

If you’re worried about drinking, addiction or peer pressure check out this list of organisations you can get help from.

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