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Speaking of recovering addicts and sobriety

Before he hit it big, rapper Macklemore struggled with substance abuse.

The “Thrift Shop” mastermind went to rehab for drug and alcohol abuse and has been sober since 2008.

However, he opens up in the latest Rolling Stone (March 29) about how, in the wake of his massive success, his sobriety has been hard to hang onto.

The last three months haven’t been good for me – the pressure, the expectation, the lack of sleep, the stress, the traveling.

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Macklemore isn’t just all talk, though — he hit up late-night Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings in the middle of SXSW week, even letting Rolling Stone tag along.

It’s been a struggle the past year. It’s very important to go into the rooms of AA, smell the shitty coffee and be reminded that without sobriety, I would have no career.

Want to read the entire article? Pick up a copy of the latest Rolling Stone or buy it from iTunes.

In the meantime, are you a recovering addict who’s faced life changes that put your sobriety at risk? What steps did you take to protect your recovery?