Lena Dunham is celebrating two years "clean and sober".

Lena Dunham (c) Instagram

Lena Dunham (c) Instagram

The 'Girls' star is marking 24 months of sobriety and admits back then, she was so "afraid to change".

She wrote: "Today I have 2 years clean and sober. It's a miracle I can't take for granted no matter how hard I try. Two years ago I didn't think I needed to get sober. But a quiet voice inside me said, 'lay it down for a moment' and then other, louder voices helped me keep it up. To those voices - you know who you are and thank you x infinity ... My heart pounds thinking of who I was two years ago. I was afraid to change but what actually happened was that I became myself again, a young and carefree self, a self who was clear in intention and bold in action and - most of all - free. We know, now more than ever, that we all need to be free. When I first got sober, people often told me it was the best choice they'd ever made, the achievement of which they're most proud. That seemed crazy - NOT doing something was the best thing they'd ever done???"

And the 33-year-old actress and writer has promised "real help" even for those who are "beyond hope".

She added: "But they were right - not using and removing secrecy and self harm from my repertoire, has given me a life beyond my wildest dreams. Not because it's perfect, but because it is really and truly mine *** There is real help available for people who feel they are beyond hope. So many people are waiting for you across a shaky but time tested bridge *** Now here is a picture of me smiling just because :) (sic)"

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