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Sober Summer Shares

By Katherine Cooke

I stopped being polite and starting getting real—by playing beach blanket bingo in Montauk. MORE  

Stumbling Over The First Step

By Anna Davies

It’s taken over three years to finally get to the point where I know I can’t drink. MORE  

Regrets of an Alcoholic Mother

By Mary Meehan

When I was newly sober, an alcoholic mother confessed her failings to me. Now that I'm a mom, I see her last act as unspeakably courageous. 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  

First Person: How I Became a Junkie

By Amy Dresner

A guy I met in rehab shot me up for the first time. And then the needle and I had a love affair all our own.  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  

From Recovering to Recovered

By Nic Sheff

Talking about what I do for a living always keeps me trapped in the meth and heroin use of my past. Now, at last, that’s about to change. MORE  

How I Learned to Meditate

By Anna David

I used to tune out at the mere mention of meditation. Then a sober friend dragged me to a life-changing lecture. MORE  

Finding the Perfect AA Meeting

By Ruth Fowler

Does everyone seem catatonic or unhinged? Are the seats uncomfortable? Does the coffee taste three days old? Don't give up. Your ideal meeting's out there. MORE  

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