Jake Owen reveals that he has given up alcohol: “The people I love most deserve better”

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When Jake Owen goes “Down to the Honkytonk” these days, he sticks to water.

The singer opened up about his sobriety journey in a social media post this week and explained that he’s hoping his story can be helpful to somebody else.

“317 days ago I embarrassed myself after drinking too much alcohol one night,” he says at the beginning of his post. “It wasn’t the first time, either. The next day, I told myself, ‘Never again.’”

Alongside his message, the singer posted a white square reading “Sober 316 days” — which is a little over 10 months. Jake goes on to detail his motivation for getting sober, saying that his daughters Pearl and Paris are a big part of what inspired him to give up drinking.

“I am better than that, and the people I love the most deserve better,” Jake continues. “My family, my little girls and my friends.”

As he concluded his post, the singer also shared a message of hope for anybody who might be struggling with substance use.

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