When the news of Lil Peep’s death spread earlier this week, Lil Uzi Vert tweeted: “We would love 2 stop ….. but do you really care cause we been on xanax all fucking year.” Empathizing with Lil Peep’s situation, he added, “Rip buddy I 100% understand and I don’t fault u.”

Going a step further, Uzi seems to be stepping back from drugs in light of speculation that Lil Peep passed away due to a drug overdose. Uzi tweeted an update late Thursday that outlined the difficult realities surrounding his decision: “Sober 2 day I have been shaking. I have been cursing my love ones out and fighting. In the studio with no thoughts in my head. Teeth biting down because I just wanna be angry at something  … Maybe I will just smoke weed tonight.”

As the music world grapples with Lil Peep’s death, Uzi’s proactive response is admirable and encouraging, while his detailed messages reinforce just how complicated and difficult addiction is. You can see Uzi’s tweets in full below.