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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  

My Normie Wife

By Nic Sheff

I’m a former meth head who hustled to support his habit. My wife’s history is completely pristine. And that’s a good thing. After all, one person like me in a marriage is plenty. MORE  

Mariska Hargitay Saved My Life

By Kristen McGuiness

As I watched Law and Order: SVU in early sobriety, I’d think: If Mariska can solve major problems in an episode, there has to be some hope for me. MORE  

I Was a Sober College Student

By Lily Weinstein

With school starting this month, I've been reflecting on my sober university life—which involved an a cappella singing group, a Pimps and Hos fraternity party, depression and, ultimately, freedom. 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  

Am I Missing Out?

By Laura Barcella

As sober addicts and alcoholics, we often convince ourselves that we’re missing out when we’re not. Luckily, there are ways to combat that. MORE  

Can You OD on AA?

By Kristen McGuiness

Going to meetings every day and sponsoring a bunch of newcomers is fantastic—until you realize you’ve overdone it. MORE  

Let Me Do Sobriety My Way

By Mishka Shubaly

While I may not be your definition of sober, I am mine. So stop telling me that I’m dry, addicted to chocolate or need an exercise intervention. 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  

8 Terrible Ways to Stop Drinking

By JL Scott

I knew I was an alcoholic but didn’t want to get sober. Thus launched a year of attempts—each less effective than the one before.  MORE  

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