Congratulations to Nikki Sixx for 19 years of sobriety

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Congratulations to Nikki Sixx for 19 years of sobriety

Mötley Crüe leader and bassist Nikki Sixx has achieved a huge milestone with 19 years of sobriety. Considering that Sixx was considered clinically dead back in 1987 due to a heroine overdose, the 61 year old bassist has come a very long way.

Wikipedia states the following about Sixx‘s heroine overdose experience (with slight edits): “During his time with Mötley Crüe, Sixx became addicted to heroin. He is quoted in The Heroin Diaries as saying: “Alcohol, acid, cocaine… they were just affairs. When I met heroin it was true love.” He estimates he overdosed “about half a dozen times”. On December 23, 1987, Sixx overdosed on heroin and was reportedly declared clinically dead for two minutes before a paramedic revived him with two syringes full of adrenaline.”

The following message was posted on Sixx‘s Instagram account earlier today (with slight edits):

“19 years of gratitude one day at a time…It is the road worth traveling if you are struggling. Old timers are here to guide us but new comers to sobriety are the greatest gift to this simple program.Of course it’s not always easy. First thing I did and continue to do is cut toxic people outta my life, then comes the first step and then freedom ( If you work it). Even non addicts could use the 12 step program to better their lives. To me it’s a life program. I am a better man, father, husband, friend, band mate and creative spirit because of this program. #SoberBirthday ?? I LOOK UP EVERYDAY AND SAY THANK YOU??”