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Zac Clark is wanting again on his sober journey. On Aug. 30, the winner of season 16 of “The Bachelorette” celebrated 11 years sober, and he used the event to share an necessary message on social media for anybody who may be struggling. Clark had beforehand opened up about his relationship with medicine and alcohol on Tayshia Adams’s season of the ABC show, however as he hit this necessary milestone, he shared how appreciative he’s for all of the love. “11 years sober as we speak, I am tremendous grateful, I really feel very liked,” Clark mentioned in a video posted to each his Instagram and TikTok accounts.
He continued, “As I sit right here and I replicate on the previous 11 years of my life, I can not assist however acknowledge that truly this has nothing to do with me. This has to do with the people who paved the trail for me, people who got here earlier than me and extra importantly, the person who is on the market nonetheless struggling as we speak, battling their dependancy, battling their psychological well being, feeling like they can’t go on.”
“This life is simple and it is stunning and it is obtainable to you if you need it.”
“I’ve people who come as much as me on a regular basis and say, ‘How do you keep sober?’ ‘How do you’ve got enjoyable?’ and I snicker as a result of I have been given this next-level existence that I’m so happy with. Exhausting was being on the market on the road being prepared to die to get excessive another time, for another hit. This life is simple and it is stunning and it is obtainable to you if you need it. Ask for assist, we’re right here for you . . . I promise it will get higher.”
Clark’s openness about his addiction on “The Bachelorette” immediately made him beloved by Bachelor Nation. Past what we noticed on TV, he is made it his mission to assist others in the way in which that he was guided in his personal restoration. Clark is the cofounder of Release Recovery, a New York-based restoration program, and runs the Release Recovery Foundation, a nonprofit supporting these in want of substance-abuse and mental-illness therapy.
In case you observe him on social media, you understand he is additionally an avid runner and at the moment getting ready to run his tenth marathon — the New York Metropolis Marathon — in November together with his Launch Restoration Basis group. Though Clark and Adams referred to as off their engagement and broke up in November 2021, they appear to be nothing however supportive of one another. They even ran the New York Metropolis Marathon collectively final yr.
Clark shared another message on Twitter on his milestone anniversary: “Yo 11 Years Sober At the moment! Sobriety is my superpower that has given me a subsequent stage existence that I did not know was potential. No needles, no pipes, no booze. . . ALL LOVE AND SERVICE. If I can change, so are you able to. Hold going.”