Gateshead singer and personal trainer Michelle Heaton has celebrated a sobriety milestone of over 200 days with a festive Christmas photoshoot with her family.
Michelle, 42, is Mam to two children Faith and AJ with fellow personal trainer husband Hugh Hanley.
The family sat down for a series of festive photos in front of the family home’s decorations in their living room and kitchen.
Michelle has recently completed a 12-step rehab programme, and is hoping to use her platform to help others.
“I suppose my hopes and goals is to continue my journey absolutely but to give it back, too. To give it back I remain more sober, and when I say more sober, I’m obviously sober, but it’s just a term that we use.”
“I want to work in all areas in sobriety and to spread the programme around, whether it’s working with kids, youths of today, hospitals, hospices and prisons alike, that’s my goal next year, 2022.“
She also added “I’m telling you all you can have a life of freedom if you want it.”
After entering The Priory, Heaton has celebrated over 200 days sober.
“It feels so surreal that I’m past 200 days clean and sober. To have that freeness and not have the obsession every single day, and the obsession was that I had to have the drink, and I’m free from that.”
Michelle’s family, including husband Hugh, are so proud of her and “how far she has come” over the past year.
If you or someone you know is seeking help with alcohol or drug addictions, please visit the NHS website for advice.
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