(CNN)Patricia Heaton is 3 years sober from alcohol.
The erstwhile "Everybody Loves Raymond" prima took to Instagram on Saturday to stock that she feels a batch amended present that she doesn't drink.
"It's July wherever we observe our nation's freedom, besides celebrating 3 years of state from intoxicant for me," she said.
Heaton had conscionable finished a 3.5-mile walk, saying if anyone needed assistance kicking the habit, she'd promote them.
"A batch to observe this month. #3years," she captioned the video of her walk.
The histrion told Parade Magazine past twelvemonth she stopped drinking aft it became excessively important of a ritual for her.
"I miss it terribly, but astatine the extremity of the day, I consciousness better," she said. "There's an existent statistic that women who were mean drinkers successful their 30s and 40s often go alcoholics successful their 50s and 60s."
She continued: "You're a small spot astatine sea, and truthful you scope for the vessel to dull the uncertainty. I sensed that a spot with myself. And arsenic your hormones change, you can't truly process intoxicant the aforesaid mode you did erstwhile you were younger. I've stopped, and my beingness has improved significantly."