The actor, author and director gave up drinking at age 26.
Rob Lowe, whose Hollywood career took off after the 1983 release of “The Outsiders,” is celebrating 29 years of sobriety this week.
The actor and director, 55, took to Instagram to mark the milestone and encourage others struggling with alcoholism and drug abuse.
“Today I celebrate 29 years of sobriety,” Lowe captioned an old photograph of himself. “Thank you to all those who have inspired me on this wonderful, challenging and life-changing journey.”
The Golden Globe-winning actor committed to sobriety on May 10, 1990 and in 2014, Lowe told Oprah Winfrey that he loved going to rehab. “I didn’t love the fact that I had to go and it was unbelievably painful but I like the science. I couldn’t have gotten sober without rehab because I needed the science … I needed to do the work. It was like going to law school,” he said.
Lowe now encourages others to seek help to overcome addiction.