It can be inspiring when celebrities share their journeys to self improvement. That is what Ari Lennox did in her most recent Instagram post. The singer provided her followers with some updates on her sobriety journey.

Ari Lennox Opens Up

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Lennox took to Instagram to share with fans that she is currently seven months sober. In the lengthy post, she detailed her path of sobriety so far. Explaining she’s been on the journey for months now.

“Honestly I don’t know what will happen when I reach a year sober,” she began to explain. “Don’t know if sobriety is forever or not but I can’t imagine going back to how things were. Passing out in the airport or having my emotions more heightened than needed.”

Now, the “Shea Butter Baby” singer says that she feels “more safe” and “more happy.”

As Lennox has been on the road for her “age/sex/location” tour, she says she has learned a few things about herself. She explained in her message that sobriety may have helped her regain control over her life and opened her eyes to things she can and can’t tolerate.

“I have less anxiety socially and when I’m ready to go, I go. I recognize my threshold with things and implement boundaries,” she said.

The Dreamville artist confessed that accepting help and realizing she is not the best traveler on her own has been a game changer.

“So now I have help and that helps. Having help is ok. I like waking up with no hangover or embarrassment. I like waking up with no night terrors and panic attacks from liquor. I’m so raw feeling everything in this world and my coping mechanisms are only healthier now,” she explained.

Elsewhere in the post, she mentions briefly that she is also celibate and hasn’t had sex in about a year.

Lennox ended the post by sharing some very raw clarity.

“But yea sure there’s the fantasy of wanting to escape all the intense stress of the world with alcohol cause boy does it work temporarily,” she concluded. “But there’s the moment the liquor stops numbing and you’re chasing that feeling to no avail and you wake to see the problems of life still there.”