‘One year ago today’: John Mayer celebrates milestone on Twitter

John Mayer has taken to Twitter this week to celebrate the fact he has been alcohol-free for the past 12 months.

In a move which ignited a reasoned and thoughtful conversation on Twitter, the singer revealed that his decision has made an incredible positive impact on his life.

"One year ago today, I decided to give drinking a break," he wrote in a post which has been liked 48,000 times in just two days.

"A very personal thing for everyone. For me, a constant return on investment," he added.

John explained that his reason for sharing the anniversary is to remind his fans and followers that abstinence is an option for everyone.

"I post this because I want people to know that “that’s enough for now” is on the menu, so to speak," he explained.

John has been inundated with support since the upload, with one person considering the impact the post will have on those who come across it.

"I’d like to think that someone out there is one day away from their 1 year and saw your post today and will now make tomorrow happen!"

"I'd like to think that someone read this and is going to start their 1 year today," added another.

John's post acted as a catalyst for followers to discuss the various ways sobriety effected them, with one writing: "I learned that I didn't need alcohol to cope with my problems or chronic back pain. There are other healthy ways to do that."

"Counselling helps — I'd recommend it. Working out at a gym or going for a walk when you have an urge to drink. It's not easy but worth it," she added.

During the summer, John revealed that alcohol rarely satiated him, telling Rolling Stone: "Drinking is a f*cking con. How much is enough?"

"Every time I drank, I was looking for some sort of regulated amount. It always feels wrong for me. I always feel like I went overboard. ‘I said two, now it's three, now we're at four."

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