In April, Emily Weir accomplished a remarkable feat by staying sober for five years.
The 32-year-old Home and Away actress claims she still struggles to stay sober throughout the holiday season.
Even though she is “proud” of what she has accomplished, she claimed that Christmas still involves some amount of exclusion for her because she is unable to have fun like those around her.
There are several gatherings and social events. She told The Daily Telegraph, “I guess I do feel something, not the pull or need to drink, which has happily subsided for me, but how will I disperse my energy and how long do I want to remain at that party until people get to the point where you can kind of be excluded.
“The reality is, I still occasionally feel excluded—not because people intentionally exclude me, but rather because I am not on their level.”
“So I leave early, and sometimes I do feel sad because I wish I didn’t have this problem, but then I would much rather be healthy and be sane than the reverse because if you don’t keep in front of it, for me to drink again would really imply some severe issues,” the speaker continued.
The serial star, who plays restaurant owner Mackenzie Booth on the Channel Seven programme, continued by stating that it is “natural” for a sober person to feel conflicted about being “proud” while secretly wishing they weren’t.
She justified her decision to forgo socialising in favour of her sobriety by saying that the “price is just too high” to gamble.
Weir is scheduled to perform on the Carols in the Domain Christmas special, which airs right after the cast of Home and Away has finished filming for the year.
She stated that she would travel to Bali for her first solo vacation after celebrating the holidays with her loved ones.
In 2019, Weir received her first major television role as Mackenzie on Home and Away.
She had previously made an appearance in the 2003 season of The Sleepover Club.
In a Stuff interview, Weir compared getting the role on Home and Away to a dream come true.
She remarked, “It was like winning the lottery for myself and my entire extended family.”
“Home and Away” is still watched by my family. It is known as Homie. Every single thing just stops working when Homie is on. You are not permitted to do anything, not even make calls.