John Mayer shared an exciting accomplishment on Twitter this week, revealing that he's gone one full year without alcohol. The famed musician explained it was a choice based off of a worrisome attachment to the substance, but the decision has since reaped great results.
“One year ago today, I decided to give drinking a break. A very personal thing for everyone. For me, a constant return on investment,” he wrote on Twitter. “I post this because I want people to know that ‘that’s enough for now’ is on the menu, so to speak.”
What's even more interesting about Mayer's alcohol abstinence is the joy he expresses with its replacement. Explaining that he's utilizing therapy to work better his life while working on his "attachment style" in order to kick booze, he told the New York Times back in March, “I’m actually very thoughtfully entering cannabis life.”
In conversation with Rolling Stone in June, he further explained he has replaced alcohol with weed, expressing that his quality of life has "gone up considerably" ever since. In the interview, he elaborated on his complicated views and relationship with alcohol:
Drinking is a fucking con. How much is enough? Every time I drank, I was looking for some sort of regulated amount.
It always feels wrong for me. I always feel like I went overboard. "I said two, now it's three, now we're at four?"
I never had a serious issue with it, but I remember looking around going, "This feels rigged. I'm taking a break. There's never an amount that felt like I was succeeding at life. It always felt wrong.
For many, utilizing weed as a replacement for vices known to be dangerous has worked wonders. A California rehabilitation clinic even makes a pronounced argument for the choice, utilizing weed as a way to help addicts wean off of harder drugs.
Since marijuana has been proven on numerous occasions to be safer than basically all other recreational drugs, we're quite happy to find the pro-cannabis lifestyle working out for Mr. Mayer, and others, in a life-changing and joyous way.