Frances Bean Cobain reveals she’s two years sober

Frances Bean Cobain celebrated two years of sobriety with a candid, thoughtful social media letter.

The Instagram post Tuesday marked the first time the daughter of grunge icon Kurt Cobain and Hole frontwoman Courtney Love publicly addressed her battle with addiction.

Cobain penned a lengthy letter and accompanied it with a photo of herself in Oahu, Hawaii, which she says she chose because of its purity.

"It feels significant here, now because it's my 2nd sober birthday," she wrote. "The fact that I'm sober isn't really public knowledge, decidedly and deliberately. But I think it's more important to put aside my fear about being judged or misunderstood or typecast as one specific thing."

 

The 25-year-old revealed she chose now to share her story because she hopes her struggles might help others dealing with similar problems.

Cobain also explained being present in her day-to-day life is a constant struggle — and that sometimes, the temptation to return to her vices is strong.

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Musician Kurt Cobain, Courtney Love and daughter Frances Bean Cobain attend 10th Annual MTV Video Music Awards on September 2, 1993 at the Universal Ampitheater in Universal City, California.
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 24: Frances Bean Cobain and designer Jeremy Scott attend the 'Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck' Premiere during the 2015 Sundance Film Festival at The Marc Theatre on January 24, 2015 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Paul Marotta/Getty Images for Sundance)
Kurt Cobain of Nirvana (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
381721 01: Courtney Love (R) and daughter Frances Bean Cobain, enjoy courtside seats with a friend at the Los Angeles Lakers-Houston Rockets game November 12, 2000 in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Newsmakers)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 11: Frances Bean Cobain and Lindsey Ray attend Eddie Martinez 'Nomader' Opening on September 11, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Kohn Gallery)
Kurt Cobain of Nirvana (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 02: Kurt Cobain, Courtney Love and baby Frances Bean attending the 1993 MTV Music Video Awards in Los Angeles 09/02/93 (Photo by Vinnie Zuffante/Getty Images)
WESTWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 17: Frances Bean Cobain arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of 'Twilight' at the Mann Village and Bruin Theaters on November 17, 2008 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
American singer and guitarist Kurt Cobain (1967 - 1994), performs with his group Nirvana at a taping of the television program 'MTV Unplugged,' New York, New York, Novemeber 18, 1993. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)
UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 23: READING FESTIVAL Photo of Eugene KELLY and Kurt COBAIN and NIRVANA, Kurt Cobain with Eugene Kelly performing live onstage (Photo by Mick Hutson/Redferns)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 11: Frances Bean Cobain and Lindsey Ray attend Eddie Martinez 'Nomader' Opening on September 11, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Kohn Gallery)
Courtney Love & Daughter Frances Bean Cobain (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
Courtney Love & Daughter Frances Bean Cobain (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
GERMANY - NOVEMBER 12: Photo of Krist NOVOSELIC and Kurt COBAIN and Dave GROHL and NIRVANA; L-R: Dave Grohl, Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic, posed, group shot (Photo by Paul Bergen/Redferns)
Courtney Love and Frances Bean Cobain (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
Courtney Love (right) and daughter Frances Bean Cobain at the Smashbox Studios in Culver City, California (Photo by Jean-Paul Aussenard/WireImage)
Kurt Cobain of Nirvana (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
Kurt Cobain of Nirvana during 1993 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)
Dave Grohl,Kurt Cobain and Kirst Novoselic of Nirvana (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)
Kurt Cobain of Nirvana in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by KMazur/WireImage)
Tom Freston, Sumner Redstone, Courtney Love witrh daughter Frances Bean Cobain, guest, Danny Goldberg, and Kurt Cobain of Nirvana (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)
NEW YORK - DECEMBER 10: A letter from entertainer Kurt Cobain to Courtney Love stands on display December 10, 2004 in New York City. Christie's, in a partnership with Julien's, will hold a Rock & Roll and Entertainment Memorabilia auction Friday, December 17, 2004. The sale, which will include such items as guitars owned by Beatle George Harrison, an Academy Award from 1941 for Best Picture, interview tapes of John Lennon, letters from Kurt Cobain to Courtney Love and numerous Elvis memorabilia, is expected to realize in the region of $3 million. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Courtney Love and Kurt Cobain of Nirvana (Photo by Barry King/WireImage)
Courtney Love, Frances Bean Cobain, Kurt Cobain of Nirvana (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)
(NO TABLOIDS) Kurt Cobain of Nirvana during Nirvana in New York, New York. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 24: Frances Bean Cobain and Courtney Love pose with director Brett Morgen at the 'Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck' Premiere during the 2015 Sundance Film Festival at The Marc Theatre on January 24, 2015 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Paul Marotta/Getty Images for Sundance)
UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 30: READING FESTIVAL Photo of Kurt COBAIN and NIRVANA, Kurt Cobain performing live onstage, wearing wig (Photo by Mick Hutson/Redferns)
NETHERLANDS - NOVEMBER 25: HILVERSUM Photo of Kurt COBAIN and NIRVANA, Kurt Cobain recording in Hilversum Studios smoking cigarette (Photo by Michel Linssen/Redferns)
LOS ANGELES - FEBRUARY 26: Actress Emma Roberts (L) and Frances Bean Cobain attend the pre-party for the premiere of the Twentieth Century Fox film 'Aquamarine' on February 26, 2006 at the Fox Studio Lot in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - NOVEMBER 25: Kurt Cobain from Nirvana performs live on stage at Paradiso in Amsterdam, Netherlands on November 25 1991 (photo by Frans Schellekens/Redferns)
Married singers Courtney Love and Kurt Cobain w. their daughter Frances Bean. (Photo by Kevin Winter/DMI/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
NETHERLANDS - NOVEMBER 25: HILVERSUM Photo of NIRVANA, Kurt Cobain, posed, looking to camera, recording in Hilversum Studios (Photo by Michel Linssen/Redferns)
NETHERLANDS - NOVEMBER 25: HILVERSUM Photo of Kurt COBAIN and NIRVANA, Kurt Cobain recording in Hilversum Studios (Photo by Michel Linssen/Redferns)
Courtney Love and daughter Frances Bean Cobain (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
Kurt Cobain of Nirvana with wife Courtney Love and daughter Frances Bean Cobain (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)
Married singers Courtney Love and Kurt Cobain w. their daughter Frances Bean. (Photo by Kevin Winter/DMI/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images)
Kurt Cobain of Nirvana during MTV Live and Loud: Nirvana Performs Live - December 1993 at Pier 28 in Seattle, Washington, United States. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)
Kurt Cobain of Nirvana with wife Courtney Love and daughter Frances Bean Cobain at the Universal Ampitheater in Universal City, California (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
Kurt Cobain of Nirvana during MTV Live and Loud: Nirvana Performs Live - December 1993 at Pier 28 in Seattle, Washington, United States. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)
American singer and guitarist Kurt Cobain (1967 - 1994), performs with his group Nirvana at a taping of the television program 'MTV Unplugged,' New York, New York, Novemeber 18, 1993. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Getty Images)
Kurt Cobain of Nirvana with wife Courtney Love and daughter Frances Bean Cobain (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 20: Frances Bean Cobain arrives at the Teen Vogue Young Hollywood Party at Vibiana on Sepember 20, 2007 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Vespa/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 26: Frances Bean Cobain is seen at LAX on January 26, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by JOCE/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 08: Actress Courtney Love (C) daughter Frances Bean Cobain (R) and photographer David LaChapelle arrive at the Rodeo Drive Walk of Style awards held at Beverly Hills City Hall on February 8, 2007 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 24: Artist Frances Bean Cobain (L) and director Brett Morgen attend the HBO documentary films Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck Sundance premiere on January 24, 2015 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for HBO)
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"It is an everyday battle to be in attendance for all the painful, bazaar (sic), uncomfortable, tragic, f--ked up things that have ever happened or will ever happen," she wrote. "Self destruction and toxic consumption and deliverance from pain is a lot easier to adhere to."

Still, she said getting sober is the "best decision" she's ever made, as it's helped her heal her soul and get more in touch with her "messy emotions."

 

"I am constantly evolving. The moment I stop my evolution is the moment I disservice myself and ultimately those I love. As cheesy and cornball as it sounds life does get better, if you want it to," she wrote. "I'll never claim I know something other people don't. I only know what works for me and seeking to escape my life no longer works for me."

Both of Cobain's parents publicly battled alcohol and drug addiction; Love has weathered several stints in rehab, while dad Kurt had multiple drugs in his system, including heroin, when he committed suicide at 27 in 1994.

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