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The Prelapse

By Amy Dresner

Relapses don’t start when you pick up. They begin when your mind leads you to a place where you can’t do anything but drink. MORE  

Facing Fear Sober

By Anna David

I used to hoover cocaine and drown myself in alcohol. Plus, I was so ruled by terror I couldn’t even admit I was scared. Sobriety has changed most of that. MORE  

Twenty-Six Miles to Recovery

By Taylor Ellsworth

First I thought I could never run a marathon. Then I thought it would cure my eating disorder. I was wrong on both counts. 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  

Justifying My Sobriety

By Randi Newton

Trying to talk to friends—even close ones—about my addiction and recovery has proven one thing: a lot of people out there just don’t get it. MORE  

Robbie Williams Wishes He Got Sober Later in Life

By McCarton Ackerman

The pop star first got clean at 19, but claims he'd rather have spent his 20s in an "alcoholic drug stupor." Still, sobriety makes his life better now. MORE  

My Awkward Sober Sex Life

By Rebecca Parker

Navigating the subtle space between blindfolds and tender declarations of love hasn't been easy. But no one ever said sober sex is a cakewalk. MORE  

The Buddy System

By Laura Barcella

Just because you’re sober and in a program doesn’t mean that all your interactions will be easy. Welcome to the sober friendship. MORE  

An American in Paris

By Kristen McGuiness

When I moved to France, my inner drunk came along for the ride. Now, I'm facing the temptations of early sobriety all over again. Will it be harder to stay sober in the City of Light? MORE  

Fifth Time’s a Charm

By Amy Dresner

I’ve been going to rehab for the past 15 years. But this is my last one—I hope.  MORE  

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