The iconic guitarist of Alice Cooper, Nita Strauss, posted a photo of herself on Instagram announcing the 5th anniversary of her sobriety and revealed how everything in her life changed in a much better way.

The 33-year-old guitarist Nita Strauss decided to quit her long going alcohol consumption back in 2015 with the support of her boyfriend and manager Josh Villalta. Since then, Strauss has been sharing the positive changes in her personal life and music career due to being sober.

Recently on Instagram, Nita Strauss posted a photo of herself showing her impressive physique in honor of the 5th anniversary of her sobriety. On the caption of her post, Strauss mentioned if she told her friends that she was celebrating the 5th year of being sober years ago, no one would have believed her.

However, Nita achieved to change almost every routine she had in her daily life. Although it was not an easy task, she managed to become the person she is today with the continuous support of her boyfriend Josh Villalta.

Furthermore, Strauss shared the details of how she was feeling at the beginning of this challenging process and how everything got so much better as she become this whole new person. Nita also mentioned being sober helped her to be a better musician as well.

Here’s what Nita Strauss stated on the caption of her latest post:

5 years… If you would have asked anyone who knew me before if someday I’d be celebrating 5 years of sobriety, they would have laughed (and maybe spilled a drink on you in the process.)⁣

I thought I needed a drink for just about everything. To be confident on stage. To be social after shows. To celebrate. To mourn. To take the edge off frustration or the sting out of a bad day. To relax and laugh at lunch with girlfriends, or watch football with the guys on Sundays.⁣

I was terrified that my life was going to change, that without alcohol I wouldn’t be me anymore, that I would lose my circle of friends, and my onstage charisma, and become someone else.⁣

All those things happened… but not in the way I thought they would.⁣

The change came first in my relationship, in the form of less fighting and drama, and more productivity, peace, and love. Thank you Josh V for being the catalyst to the best thing I ever did for myself. I love you.⁣

The me that I was before would have stayed up until 6 am at the bar or in the bus front lounge. The me that I became would rather get up at 6 and get to the gym before starting the day.⁣

My busy circle of friends was almost immediately reduced to a core 3. I’ve learned that when it comes to friendships, quality is always better than quantity. If your friends have no interest in spending time with you after you make a change for the better, they weren’t your real friends.⁣

My first show without alcohol was in front of 15,000 people. I felt like a scarecrow someone had propped up on stage to scare birds. Nothing felt natural. I was going through the motions, with this absurd idea running through my head ‘Everyone is looking at me. Everyone knows.’

I went out by the bus to talk to fans afterward, and do you know what they said? ‘Wow, you were so great! Where do you get all that energy? You add so much to Alice’s band!’⁣

All of that insecurity, all the fears, all the doubt was in my head. Those are your demons that make you think you need them.⁣

I’m content to sit at the bar, order a soda water with lime and watch the game now. I wouldn’t trade back to my old life for anything.⁣”

You can see the photo Nita Strauss posted on her Instagram account below.

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5 years… If you would have asked anyone who knew me before if someday I’d be celebrating 5 years of sobriety, they would have laughed (and maybe spilled a drink on you in the process.)⁣ ⁣ I thought I needed a drink for just about everything. To be confident on stage. To be social after shows. To celebrate. To mourn. To take the edge off frustration or the sting out of a bad day. To relax and laugh at lunch with girlfriends, or watch football with the guys on Sundays.⁣ ⁣ I was terrified that my life was going to change, that without alcohol I wouldn’t be ME anymore, that I would lose my circle of friends, and my onstage charisma, and become someone else.⁣ ⁣ ALL those things happened… but not in the way I thought they would.⁣ ⁣ Change came first in my relationship, in the form of less fighting and drama, and more productivity, peace and love. Thank you @thejoshv for being the catalyst to the best thing I ever did for myself. I love you.⁣ ⁣ The ME that I was before would have stayed up until 6 am at the bar or in the bus front lounge. The ME that I became would rather get up at 6 and get to the gym before starting the day.⁣ ⁣ My busy circle of friends was almost immediately reduced to a core 3. I’ve learned that when it comes to friendships, quality is ALWAYS better than quantity. If your friends have no interest in spending time with you after you make a change for the better, they weren’t your real friends.⁣ ⁣ My first show without alcohol was in front of 15,000 people. I felt like a scarecrow someone had propped up on stage to scare birds. Nothing felt natural. I was going through the motions, with this absurd idea running through my head “everyone is looking at me. Everyone knows.”⁣ I went out by the bus to talk to fans afterward, and do you know what they said? “Wow you were so great! Where do you get all that energy? You add so much to Alice’s band!”⁣ ⁣ ALL of that insecurity, ALL the fears, ALL the doubt was in my head. Those are your demons that make you think you need them.⁣ ⁣ I’m content to sit at the bar, order a soda water with lime and watch the game now. I wouldn’t trade back to my old life for anything.⁣ ⁣ 📸 @jenrosenstein #sobrietyrocks #sober

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