'I wouldn’t say I had a substance abuse problem': Rumer Willis says decision to become sober was not 'out of a need'

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Rumer Willis has revealed she did not become sober due to substance abuse issues.

The TV beauty proudly announced back in July she had been living cleanly for six months, however she has insisted it was a decision made through choice rather than necessity.

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Indeed the Empire actress confessed it had initially started as a month-long detox which ended up become something more permanent.

The 29-year-old told People: 'My decision to become sober wasn’t out of a need necessarily, it was more just that I did "sober January" and I just decided to keep going.

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'I wouldn’t consider saying I had a substance abuse problem by any means.

And the daughter of Die Hard star Bruce Willis hit out at people who 'assumed' she had issues with addiction due to her announcement back in July, when she said she had 'never been more proud' of herself.

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She said: 'I didn’t say I was sober from anything, I could have been sober from a food addiction or buying too many clothes or from relationships or whatever, but I think we’re in this culture where we naturally presume and assume,” she continued.

“Like I remember like there was this whole huge (Good Morning America) story that I’ve secretly struggled with this really intense addiction and how have I kept it hidden.


'And I was like, ‘I’ve kept it hidden because there’s nothing (to hide.)'"

A study published last year in Health Psychology found those who attempted to stop drinking for a month reported a decrease in alcohol consumption over the following six months.

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In addition 64 per cent of the study participants upheld their commitment to a booze-free January and were consuming less alcohol and getting drunk less often six months later.

Rumer's decision is especially apt given her...
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