When an entertainer becomes famous, it's often not long before they find themselves living a jet-setting, hard-partying lifestyle.
After all, that kind of excess is a big part of what draws many of us to the allure of fame, but it's also usually a coping mechanism when the stresses that come with that fame finally reveal themselves.
But as celebrities of all ages and walks of life are increasingly learning, it's not a particularly healthy one. What seems like a helping hand in times of pressure can soon turn into a false friend that threatens to destroy people's lives entirely.
For that reason, many who have been in showbiz for a long time are now embracing sobriety. And in a recent, powerful Instagram post, actor Josh Brolin shared just how much his life and relationships have improved in the eight years since he's cleaned up.