​Frances Bean Cobain Opens Up About Struggle With Addiction

She celebrated her two-year sober birthday this week
​Frances Bean Cobain Opens Up About Struggle With Addiction
Frances Bean Cobain has publicly addressed her struggle with addiction for the first time. The 25-year-old revealed that yesterday (February 13) marked the second anniversary of her sobriety.
 
In a personal Instagram post, she discussed her battle with "self destruction and toxic consumption," noting that she had kept it deliberately private until now.
 
"But I think it's more important to put aside my fear about being judged or misunderstood or typecast as one specific thing," she wrote. "I want to have the capacity to recognize & observe that my journey might be informative, even helpful to other people who are going through something similar or different. It is an everyday battle to be in attendance for all the painful, bazaar, uncomfortable, tragic, fucked up things that have ever happened or will ever happen."
 
She elaborated on the evolution she has undergone, saying that "becoming present is the best decision I have ever made."
 
"As cheesy and cornball as it sounds life does get better, if you want it to," she concluded. "I'll never claim I know something other people don't. I only know what works for me and seeking to escape my life no longer works for me."
 
Read Cobain's full message below.
 
She is the daughter of Hole frontwoman Courtney Love and late Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain, both of whom publicly struggled with drug addictions.
 
 

I thought I would start this post by using a pure moment in Oahu amongst nature, with my love. This moment is a representation of who I am on February 13th, 2018. It feels significant here, now because it's my 2nd sober birthday. It's an interesting and kaleidoscopic decision to share my feelings about something so intimate in a public forum . The fact that I'm sober isn't really public knowledge, decidedly and deliberately. But I think it's more important to put aside my fear about being judged or misunderstood or typecast as one specific thing. I want to have the capacity to recognize & observe that my journey might be informative, even helpful to other people who are going through something similar or different. It is an everyday battle to be in attendance for all the painful, bazaar, uncomfortable, tragic, fucked up things that have ever happened or will ever happen. Self destruction and toxic consumption and deliverance from pain is a lot easier to adhere to. Undeniably, for myself and those around me becoming present is the best decision I have ever made. How we treat our bodies directly correlates to how we treat our souls. It's all interconnected. It has to be. So I'm gonna take today to celebrate my vibrant health and the abundance of happiness, gratitude, awareness, compassion, empathy, strength, fear, loss, wisdom, peace and the myriad of other messy emotions I feel constantly. They inform who I am, what my intentions are, who i want to be and they force me to acknowledge my boundaries/limitations. I claim my mistakes as my own because I believe them to contribute to the dialogue of my higher education in life. I am constantly evolving. The moment I stop my evolution is the moment I disservice myself and ultimately those I love. As cheesy and cornball as it sounds life does get better, if you want it to. I'll never claim I know something other people don't. I only know what works for me and seeking to escape my life no longer works for me. Peace, love, empathy (I'm going to reclaim this phrase and define it as something that's mine, filled with hope and goodness and health, because I want to ) Frances Bean Cobain

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