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My Mind’s Playing Tricks on Me

By Carlos Herrera

It's one thing to realize that you have a self-destructive brain. It's quite another to learn how to not react to it. MORE  

My Sober New Year's Eve

By Carlos Herrera

I'm happy I know how to turn down my drinking buddies on the biggest partying night of the year. But that doesn't mean it's always easy. MORE  

Thanksgivings Drunk and Sober

By Carlos Herrera

I’ve been surly, stoned and sober on the our nation’s holiday of gratitude. And for me, sober definitely seems to work out better. MORE  

My Bottom Was Lower Than Yours

By Carlos Herrera

People in AA like to compete over their crack den stories. I say let's stop battling over bottoms and just decide we all won. MORE  

Hey You, Get Off My Pink Cloud

By Carlos Herrera

Some alcoholics (not just newcomers) are so dramatic that they call good moods “pink clouds.” And I’m right there with them, sounding the bell.  MORE  

Headlining in AA

By Carlos Herrera

I spoke at a high-end AA meeting and became their star du jour. And then I came back to earth.  MORE  

I'm About to Cross-Talk

By Carlos Herrera

For some, this irresistible phenomenon is the bane of every AA meeting. Instead of letting it bug you, it's best to nod your head and move on. MORE  

Seduction in Sobriety

By Carlos Herrera

Picking up a drink made it easier to pick up a girl. Maybe that's why, now that I'm sober, picking up a girl makes it easier to pick up a drink. MORE  

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