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'Real Housewives' Star Leah McSweeney Shows Off Her 90 Days Sober Coin

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By Clark Sparky

Leah McSweeney has been open about her struggles with alcohol and mental health during her time on "Real Housewives of New York." On Sunday, she took time to show off an accomplishment of which she should be very proud. The Bravo personality posted a photo on Instagram of a coin which represents three months of sobriety. "It’s been a trippy 90 days," McSweeney wrote in the caption.

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Some fans in the comments were debating whether or not the coin, which has a "3" on it, represented three years or three months sober. McSweeney chimed in to clear up any confusion.

"Clearly there are no meetings to get my 90 day chip and my mentor gifted me with this. It’s my 90 day coin. End of story," she wrote.

McSweeney was sober for nine years, according to PEOPLE, but started drinking again just ahead of filming Season 12 of "Real Housewives of New York."

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In one episode of Season 12, McSweeney got drunk during a gathering at Ramona Singer's house. After Singer left for another party, some of the women trashed her kitchen and backyard, including McSweeney, who started ripping lit tiki torches out of the ground from around the pool and throwing them into the yard. The other women threw food all over the kitchen and broke wine glasses in the backyard.

While re-watching the episode on Bravo last Thursday, Singer made it clear that she is still very upset about the incident.

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McSweeney posted about the episode in May before it aired and wrote, "Tune in tonight for Ramona. Watch her get embarrassed by MY 'bad' behavior. Yes, you heard it right: the woman who defecates on hotel room floors (and expects others to clean it up), who calls her own friends fat, and who tries to flex on IG during a pandemic is supposedly embarrassed that I got shitfaced. Please!"

McSweeney added that she was feeling "vulnerable" about going to Singer's, especially because she didn't know the other women very well at that point.

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She has written about her issues with alcohol in the past. “The worse thing was I had become a kind of mother I never ever imagined myself being. I was withdrawn, distracted, depressed and addicted. Looking back now I see I needed to go through this nightmare to come out on the other side of things," she wrote in a column for Hypebae.com in 2016.

"I needed to come close to losing my daughter, I needed to have the Earth shaken under me to have a complete spiritual experience that led me to the 12-step program that ended up saving my life, and my business. And gave me the gift of motherhood," she added.

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