Miley Cyrus Admits She Broke Her Sobriety During The Pandemic

The pandemic has been a hard time on everyone.

This especially includes those who have a history of addiction and substance abuse problems.

Just this past September, Dax Shepard admitted that he broke his 16 years of sobriety.

And now, Miley Cyrus has shared a similar revelation. Keep reading to see what the singer had to say.

Earlier this year, Miley Cyrus opened up about her sobriety in a candid interview with *Vulture*.

She revealed that she had been "sober sober" for six months, as of June 2020.

Her path down that road came from doing some internal reflection and looking into her family's history.

"My mom was adopted, and I inherited some of the feelings she had, the abandonment feelings and wanting to prove that you're wanted and valuable," she said.

Since her father, Billy-Ray Cyrus, grew up with divorced parents, he faced his own challenges of having to raise himself.

"I did a lot of family history, which has a lot of addiction and mental health challenges," she continued.

By looking into the past, she was better able to look towards a brighter future.

"So just going through that and asking, 'Why am I the way that I am?'"

Before she hit sobriety, the singer had always been open about her use of alcohol, cannabis, and even harder substances.

But with that all behind her, the singer reflected on how there is a stigma that being sober equates to being no fun.

"It’s like, “honey, you can call me a lot of things, but I know that I’m fun," Cyrus said.

She added that she loves being able to wake up to her best self 100 percent of the time.

"I don’t want to wake up feeling groggy. I want to wake up feeling ready."

But sadly, in one of her most candid interviews to date, the singer revealed that she broke her sobriety during the pandemic.

This revelation took place during her recent interview on *The Howard Stern Show*.

She began by saying that the hardest part of choosing to be sober earlier this year was "the decision-making."

"When I want to do something, I do it and there's just no question about it. So, it wasn't as challenging as it can be for a lot of people."

She then shared that the hardest times of her sobriety has been during the coronavirus pandemic.

"I am always truthful," Cyrus shared. "And a lot of people, their sobriety broke during this time."

She may or may not have been referring to Dax Shepard, who revealed he broke 16 years of sobriety in September.

"Luckily, I haven't gone back to using any drugs, but I was drinking during the pandemic," the "Prisoner" singer shared.

She then said that her personal interest in her Instagram Live Show, "Bright Minded With Miley Cyrus" soon "wore off."

She had all sorts of guests on during this time.

"The dopamine—getting up every day, seeing the viewer count go up—it didn't do it for me anymore," she said.

But when it comes to her breaking sobriety, Cyrus said that she doesn't like to call it a relapse.

"I call it, I regressed," she explained, "because, it's really, for me, drinking hasn't been—that hasn't been my demon."

Cyrus then shared that she doesn't consider herself an alcoholic.

However, she's aware of the impact not being sober has made on her life, especially her relationships.

"It really, really affects my relationships," she said. "I'm not the best partner; I'm not the best daughter; I'm not the best sister. I can be a little unreliable."

"So if that's an alcoholic—if we're not measuring it by how much we drink but how we perform as a human being—then I would say alcohol is a problem for me because I'm not at my best," she concluded.

We're so proud of the singer and wish her all the best on getting back on track!

Read the rest of the interview here.

h/t: Howard Stern