Ryan Phillippe Pens Message on "Breaking Addictions" Amid Sobriety Journey

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Ryan Phillippe's intentions are anything but cruel.

The I Know What You Did Last Summer alum marked a major milestone in his ongoing sobriety journey on Sept. 13, sharing that this is "officially the longest I've gone since I was a teen without some kind of nicotine or marijuana in my system (among other things)."

"Feeling thankful for the freedom that comes with breaking addictions and dependency on substance," he wrote on Instagram alongside a mirror selfie, which showed him rocking a sleeveless white tee, aviator shades and Laval crossbody shoulder bag with a toothpick in his mouth. "Sobriety, clarity, and spiritual connectedness feels real good."

Ryan jokingly added on his Instagram Stories, "My only remaining addiction are toothpicks & self-improvement."

The note on his sobriety comes four days after the Cruel Intentions actor celebrated his 49th birthday. Previously, Ryan shared how he honed in on both his mental and physical wellness during 40s, sharing that he works out "like a maniac" but has also started "to care less about what other people think."

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"You know, depression has been a huge obstacle for me ever since I was a child," he told Elle in back in 2015. "As you get older I think it decreases some, but I'm just innately kind of a sad person. I'm empathetic, and I take on the feelings of others and transpose myself into the position of others."


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While Ryan confessed that he "definitely cared about what people thought" of him during his 30s, his mindset has certainly matured with age.

"I was really concerned with perception and my place in the world," he added, "but now I'm just not."

For more celebs speaking out on their sobriety journeys, keep reading.

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