The Project’s Chrissie Swan reveals she hasn’t had a drink in nine months

The Project’s Chrissie Swan advocates for sobriety as she reveals she hasn’t had a drink in nine months ‘after giving it a fair nudge’ during Melbourne’s first lockdown when her ‘anxiety was through the roof’

Chrissie Swan spoke candidly about her decision to get sober during Thursday’s episode of The Project.

The 47-year-old TV personality revealed she hasn’t had a drink in nine months, and said she’d ‘recommend it’ to others.    

‘I really am reticent to be the poster girl for sobriety because it was a decision I made for myself after giving it a fair nudge in the first lockdown last year,’ she explained. 

Alcohol-free: Chrissie Swan spoke candidly about her decision to get sober during Thursday’s episode of The Project

‘I haven’t had a drink in about nine months. I do recommend it,’ she began. 

‘If you’re thinking, “Oh, maybe I’m drinking a bit much or it’s not helping me anymore”, I think that’s the biggest thing I’ve taken from it, is that it didn’t help.’

Chrissie said if anything, alcohol only increased her feelings of anxiety around the pandemic and she stopped sleeping properly. 

‘With the pressures and anxieties and worries and being responsible for kids and their whole life has changed and you’re their parent, you feel enormous guilt, though it’s all out of your control,’ she continued. 

Sober: The 47-year-old TV personality revealed she hasn't had a drink in nine months, and said she'd 'recommend it' to others

Sober: The 47-year-old TV personality revealed she hasn’t had a drink in nine months, and said she’d ‘recommend it’ to others

'I really am reticent to be the poster girl for sobriety because it was a decision I made for myself after giving it a fair nudge in the first lockdown last year,' she explained

‘I really am reticent to be the poster girl for sobriety because it was a decision I made for myself after giving it a fair nudge in the first lockdown last year,’ she explained

‘You kind of feel like having a few drinks will take the edge off, and a couple of drinks does, but eventually it gets to the stage where it doesn’t help, and it certainly wasn’t helping me.

‘My anxiety was through the roof, I wasn’t sleeping properly because booze is terrible for sleep.’

The radio host went on to say that giving up alcohol had only changed her life for the better, particularly while dealing with the uncertainty of the pandemic. 

'I haven't had a drink in about nine months. I do recommend it. If you're thinking, "Oh, maybe I'm drinking a bit much or it's not helping me anymore," I think that's the biggest thing I've taken from it, is that it didn't help,' she said

‘I haven’t had a drink in about nine months. I do recommend it. If you’re thinking, “Oh, maybe I’m drinking a bit much or it’s not helping me anymore,” I think that’s the biggest thing I’ve taken from it, is that it didn’t help,’ she said

‘I really noticed a huge difference in my day-to-day positivity and ability to deal with the pandemic and the ongoing changes to literally every part of our lives if I’m clear minded, and for me it’s been fantastic, a fantastic choice,’ she continued.

Chrissie finished by urging others to consider their alcohol intake and whether it was ‘the right time’ for them to quit.

She said it’s something people can only do for themselves, and added: ‘You have to help yourself.’ 

If you or someone you know is suffering from alcohol misuse or addiction, call the National Alcohol and Other Drugs Hotline on 1800 250 015. 

Giving it up: Chrissie finished by urging others to consider their alcohol intake and whether it was 'the right time' for them to quit

Giving it up: Chrissie finished by urging others to consider their alcohol intake and whether it was ‘the right time’ for them to quit

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